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June 19, 2022

An Extract from The Price of Mercy by Sean Davison

Newsroom NZ provides – for the first time – an Extract from The Price of Mercy by Sean Davison NZ-born medical scientist Prof Sean Davison served home detention sentences in NZ and South Africa, first over the assisted suicide of his mother and then three seriously disabled men. He was president of the World Federation […]

June 18, 2022

In Conversation with Sean Davison

Sean Davison will be in conversation with Philip Nitschke at the digital launch of  his new book, The Price of Mercy Exit congratulates Sean for his courage, his fortitude and his perseverance in the face of adversity. Eternally optimistic, Sean is a one-of-a-kind and Exit is privileged to know him. Read the first published extract […]

June 18, 2022

The Price of Mercy

The Price of Mercy is Sean Davison’s new book (2022). Read the 1st published extract HERE In September 2018, Professor Sean Davison’s peaceful life in the leafy suburbs of Cape Town is shattered. Arrested for the murder of Dr Anrich Burger, a once-fit athlete turned quadriplegic who begged Davison to assist him end his life […]

June 18, 2022

Completed Life Bill from Self-Determination in Dying

Het Parool, John Jansen van Galen

Completed Life Bill from Self-Determination in Dying writes John Jansen van Galen in Het Parool, Amsterdam NL The annoying thing about the never-ending debate about euthanasia is that it’s never really about suicide, but about assisted suicide: whether and under what conditions doctors may cooperate. This fits in with what is called the ‘medicalization’ of […]

June 12, 2022

Portugal’s Parliament resumes battle to legalise euthanasia

Reuters, Catarina Demony

Portugal’s Parliament resumes battle to legalise euthanasia reports Reuters.   After two presidential vetoes, Portugal’s parliament delivered another strong vote on Thursday in favour of decriminalising euthanasia in the Catholic-majority country, although the bill still faces a bumpy road to become law. The country’s debate on making medically assisted death legal under certain conditions started […]

June 5, 2022

Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope says Dr Anthony Latham

Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope says Dr Anthony Latham in the Scotsman. Not so fast says Exit International! When an opinion piece appears in the right to life press, my tendency is usually to dismiss it. Because it is written for a specific, one-eyed readership, it is to be expected that the arguments […]