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Recently the World Medical Association (WMA) held its yearly General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada.
The Death with Dignity Political Action Fund - part of the Death with Dignity National Centre - reports on good progress in Vermont.
For people who were not able to join the WFRtDS at its biennial meeting in Melbourne, Australia, reports
The Swiss doctor who was prosecuted by a Swiss court (see news item on this site of November 17, 2010) because she actively assisted a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease in ending his life, has been acquitted today. The court ruled that "...she had no choice when she took the final step to end the life...", and therefore acted in a situation of medical emeregency.
DWD Canada's newsletter The VOICE, edition December 2010, can be read by clicking here.
The Bill to legalize assisted dying in Scotland failed yesterday. The Bill was lost in a 16-85 free vote. Ms Margo MacDonald reacts fiercely in the Shropshire Star, and promises - if re-elected - to come back again with a new proposal.
The Key/Parnell Bill was defeated after a long and sometimes emotional debate in South Australia's Upper House. But it is still alive and will return next year.
The chair of The Commission on Assisted Dying, Lord Falconer, promised at the launch of the Commission on November 30, that the inquiry of his commission will be objective and dispassionate.
Margo MacDonald - the Scottish independent MP who brought the ELABill up for debate - fiercely reacts to the negative recommendation by the special committee on her Bill (click here). The stage 1 debate in the Parliament is postponed till Thursday December 2.