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The Exit Internationalist

Online Article

April 10, 2021

Telehealth ban for VAD makes life and death difficult

Rio Davis, ABC

A 2005 Federal Australian Government Telehealth ban for VAD makes life and death difficult in the country for anyone who wants to speak to their doctor or Exit using the telephone, fax, email or the Internet. This is a law that belongs in the likes of Nth Korea or China. But it continues to have […]

March 28, 2021

Canadian Psychiatrists are more open to VAD

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

A new survey has found that Canadian Psychiatrists are more open to VAD because of mental illness with their attitude having undergone a sea change over the past five years. When Canada first legalized assisted dying in 2016, a survey of its members by the Canadian Psychiatric Association found 54 per cent supported excluding people […]

March 10, 2021

If one cannot leave life, it is a prison

Profile with François Galichet, France Info 3

François Galichet is a former professor of philosophy, former vice-president of the association Ultime Liberté and former head of the Isère group Ultime Liberté, which campaigns for the legalization of assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia. Their motto? “The freedom to dispose of his person, his body and his life and therefore to kill himself” This […]

Francois Galichet

October 13, 2020

Dutch to Clarify Law on Euthanasia for Children aged > 1 year

Dutch News

The Dutch government is discussing whether to change or clarify the law to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die. In a cabinet meeting earlier this week, health minister Hugo de Jonge raised the issue of a ‘grey area’ between doctors giving palliative sedation to relieve the suffering of these young […]

October 11, 2020

From social ‘evil’ to Supreme Court Scrutiny: journey to Ireland’s landmark assisted dying vote

The Journal.ie

THE POSSIBILITY OF assisted dying being made legal took a huge step this week when TDs voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage in the Dáil. The bill seeks to legislate for assisted dying in limited circumstances and allows for medical professionals to help some terminally ill patients to end their own lives. In […]

October 8, 2020

IRELAND: Dying with Dignity Bill Moves to Committee Stage after Vote

The Irish Times, Marie O'Halloran & Pat Leahy

TDs have voted down a Government proposal to refer the Dying with Dignity Bill to a special Oireachtas committee to consider the legislation and report back within 12 months by 86 to 65 votes. Instead, the legislation sponsored by People Before Profit will now progress to the committee stage. All TDs in the three Government […]