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April 11, 2021

Dutch Push for Demedicalisation of Euthanasia Laws

NOS.nl, Agence France Presse

The Coöperatie Laatste Wil (CLW), together with thirty Dutch citizens, is taking the Dutch State to court to create the legal right for voluntary, elective dying at a time of one’s choosing that does not require medical sanction or assistance. This Dutch push for the Demedicalisation of Euthanasia Laws is being driven by the concept […]

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 […]

April 9, 2021

Entrepreneurs, Radicals & the Progressives

Theo Moy, Marianne Paris

While a new bill on the end of life is discussed this Thursday, April 8 at the French National Assembly, Marianne plunges into the galaxy of pro-euthanasia activists. Between morbid innovation and bludgeoning arguments, these fighters are far from creating the conditions for a calm debate on an essential question. Supported by only part of […]

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

March 9, 2021

New Doxit Podcast – The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

New Doxit Podcast Exit first met Katie Englehart about 5 years ago when she was part of the production team behind the Vice documentary, Time to Die. After 4 years of filming, Vice had footage on just about everyone that Philip Nitschke had met. It was via this immersion that Engelhart would change mediums, and […]

March 8, 2021

Liberation France – Profile on Philip Nitschke

Julie Brafman, Liberation

The Australian Dr Philip Nitschke, the head of the global pro-euthanasia group Exit International, is the first doctor to legally assist someone to die. He has also just completed his latest creation: a futuristic capsule that makes it possible to finish without medical assistance. Perhaps he would have remained an unknown doctor at the hospital […]

February 28, 2021

Demand for Swiss assisted dying: clinic inquiries soar

Hayden Johnson, Courier Mail

Queenslanders desperate for a painless death are turning to Switzerland’s world renowned assisted-dying clinic ahead of the state considering its own end-of-life laws. Pegasos, voluntary assisted dying clinic based in the northern Swiss town of Basel, is receiving almost daily inquiries from Queenslanders. The clinic which opened in 2019 has received more inquiries from Queensland […]