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WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION discusses 'End-of-life medical care'.
Dec 27, 2010

Recently  the World Medical Association (WMA) held its yearly General Assembly in Vancouver, Canada.

VERMONT (USA) on its way to legalization Death with Dignity
Dec 16, 2010

The Death with Dignity Political Action  Fund - part of the Death with Dignity National Centre -  reports on good progress in Vermont.

REPORTS on WFRtDS Melbourne Conference
Dec 16, 2010

For people who were not able to join the WFRtDS at its biennial meeting in Melbourne, Australia, reports

WFRtDS Newsletter issue 59, December 2010 published
Dec 9, 2010
SWISS doctor cleared over assisted suicide
Dec 6, 2010

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 newsletter The VOICE december 2010 published
Dec 4, 2010

DWD Canada's newsletter The VOICE, edition December 2010, can be read by clicking here.

Scottish End of Life Assistance Bill failed in Parliament
Dec 2, 2010

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.

South Australian Bill temporarily at a standstill
Dec 2, 2010

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.

Independent Commission to inquire the issue of assisted dying in the UK
Dec 2, 2010

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 (Scotland) reacts to stage 1 report (see November 18)
Nov 29, 2010

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.


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