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July 20, 2021

Dutch Public Prosecutor Takes Issue with Euthanasia Assessments

Dutch News in English

Dutch Public Prosecutor Takes Issue with Euthanasia Assessments- Rinus Otte – is the cause of the fact that the public prosecution department and regional euthanasia review committees which monitor compliance are embroiled in a dispute about the rules for carrying out euthanasia in the Netherlands, newspaper Trouw reported on Tuesday, citing confidential correspondence. The dispute, […]

July 18, 2021

New Mexico Erases Barriers to Medical Aid to Dying

Medscape, Roxanne Nelson

Medscape reports how New Mexico Erases Some Barriers to Medical Aid to Dying A new law that allows medical aid in dying (MAID) as an option for terminally ill, mentally capable adults went into effect last month in New Mexico. New Mexico is the 10th state (plus one jurisdiction) to have such a law, but […]

July 13, 2021

Montreal man to be among first to use Canada’s revised medical aid in dying law

The Independent, Danielle Zoellner

The Independent has reported that a Montreal man to be among first to use Canada’s revised medical aid in dying law – Yves Monette – 62, has been granted permission to receive medical aid in dying from an authorised doctor on Wednesday. This came after Mr Monette was previously denied the option given the fact […]

July 4, 2021

Calls in Italy to Allow Swiss Model Law Reform

The Calls in Italy to Allow Swiss Model Law Reform require the collection of signatures to call a referendum regarding the repeal of the punishment for assistance in dying of a consenting individual. In 2013 the Italian right to die group, Association Luca Coscioni presented a legislative proposal regarding the legalisation of euthanasia. This proposal […]

July 4, 2021

Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying is challenging & complicated

The Conversation, Ben White & Lindy Willmott

In an article published this week on The Conversation website titled Victoria’s voluntary assisted dying scheme is challenging and complicated, authors Ben While and Lindy Willmott argue that some people are dying while they wait to qualify to use the law. They write: Voluntary assisted dying laws, which allow terminally ill people who meet strict […]

June 27, 2021

MS Sufferer Joan Allenden asks why she can’t die in peace

Sarah Horgan, Irish Examiner

Every evening, MS Sufferer Joan Allenden asks why she can’t die in peace in the Irish Examiner. Joan Allenden vents into her trusted recording device in a full-blooded attack. She fires her words like tiny missiles to channel the overwhelmingly emotional and physical turmoil built up throughout the day. While the audio diary entries vary, […]

June 27, 2021

Voluntary assisted dying to become law in South Australia

The ABC reports: Voluntary assisted dying to become law in South Australia after a three-decade long battle by voluntary euthanasia campaigners, South Australia has become the fourth state in the nation to pass legislation on voluntary assisted dying, after eleventh-hour amendments to the bill, so says the ABC. Key points South Australia has joined Victoria, […]

June 20, 2021

Striving for Last Rights to Die For

While Queensland Parliament argues over voluntary assisted dying legislation, euthanasia advocate Cath Henderson is striving for last rights to die for and says a shocking number of Gold Coast residents are already taking matters into their own hands. Two cancers, 12 years, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation … it all added up to the […]