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On May 1, 2012 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 1114 into law. The Bill was enacted hurriedly after the Supreme Court of Georgia struck down Georgia's former statute on assistance in suicide as an unconstitutional infringement of the free speech rights under the First Amendment.
Following the initiative of 3 October 2009 launched by EXIT ADMD Suisse romande, a vote will be held in the Canton of Vaud on 17 June 2012, hoping to change existing Swiss law in such a way that assistance for suicide will also be allowed in Socio-medical Establishments (so called SME's), as it is in private homes.
This month VES Queensland published its April Newsletter (vol 26, no 2).
Hemlock Florida's Newsletter BEACON, April 2012 edition is published this month.
The Advisory Interparliamentary Committee of the BeNeLux (the BeNeLux Parliament) organised a conference on "End of Life" in Brussels last year December, with the participation of experts and MP's of the three countries.
In line with the results of that meeting the BeNeLux Parliament unanimously carried a resolution at their session in March in THe Hague, advising the three constituting countries to make arrangements in which
UPI reported this month that “….an administrative court in Berlin has given German doctors the power to use their own judgment in cases involving terminally ill patients who want to die”.
The South Australian VES published its March 2012 issue of The VE Bulletin. It can be seen in PDF here.
This week, March 27, 2012 the UK Parliament held an historic debate, in which MPs gave unanimous backing to Director of Public Prosecutions' policy on assisted suicide.
DiD reports that "...this - for the first time ever - brings recognition that Parliament does not want a blanket approach to prosecution in cases of assisted suicide. MPs now accept that, in certain circumstances, people who compassionately assist a loved one to die at their request should not be punished."