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November 15, 2022

November 2022 Essentials PPeH Update

The November 2022 update to the Peaceful Pill eHandbook – the Essentials brings some developing news from Switzerland and that is that Lifecircle is no longer accepting new clients, and will shortly close down business. This news was privately communicated to Exit 3 years ago, so one could say that the decision has been a […]

November 15, 2022

Exit Member Vicky Phelan Dies

Exit Member Vicky Phelan Dies Obituary – by The Irish Times Born: October 28th, 1974 Died: November 14th, 2022 Vicky Phelan, the courageous and determined patient rights advocate and campaigner for better women’s healthcare, has died of cervical cancer. Ms Phelan became a prominent public figure in the campaign to exposé the mismanagement of the […]

November 14, 2022

Organ Donation after Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Trouw, Maurice Timmermans

Organ Donation after Euthanasia in the Netherlands is rarely possible from home. Dutch GP Han Mulder and Anaesthesiologist-intensivist Hans Sonneveld believe that they have come up with a solution for people who want to donate their organs after euthanasia reports the newspaper, Trouw. For people who die in their own homes after euthanasia, organ donation […]

November 14, 2022

I find myself unable to walk away

Daily Maverick, Victoria O'Regan

‘I find myself unable to walk away from the cause I believe in’ right-to-die activist, [and new Director of Exit International] Sean Davison, tells the Daily Maverick. Daily Maverick spoke to right-to-die activist and Dignity SA founder Professor Sean Davison about his new book, ‘The Price of Mercy’, and the cause he simply ‘can’t walk […]

Sean Davison at Cape Town Press Club

November 13, 2022

Outrage as scientist wants ‘do-it-yourself death pods’

The Mirror

Outrage as scientist wants ‘do-it-yourself death pods’ to be installed in UK city reports The Mirror Australian former doctor Philip Nitschke launched the 3D printed Sarco pods in Switzerland in 2021 and the technology is now available to be used in the country’s legal assisted suicide clinics  Australian former doctor Philip Nitschke has created the […]

November 6, 2022

Suicide and what becomes of the broken hearted

‘Suicide and what becomes of the broken hearted’ … reports Christine Middap from News Ltd’s The Australian newspaper. Note – Exit has included editorial comment by Fiona Stewart @ Exit Fact Checking ***************** Annah Faulkner was not dying. She wasn’t even ill. But the award-winning novelist was sad, grieving the loss of a husband she […]

October 29, 2022

The right to die warts and all

Mail & Guardian, Rithuli Orleyn

The right to die warts and all – book review By walking his readers in the shoes of, arguably, the most physically incapacitated, humiliated and infantilised lives on Earth, those of quadriplegics, Sean Davison makes a compelling case for the right to die in his second book, The Price of Mercy.  New Zealand-born Davison is […]

October 15, 2022

The messy morality of letting AI make life-and-death decisions

MIT Technology Review

The messy morality of letting AI make life-and-death decisions reports MIT Technology Review In a workshop in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Philip Nitschke—“Dr. Death” or “the Elon Musk of assisted suicide” to some—is overseeing the last few rounds of testing on his new Sarco machine before shipping it to Switzerland, where he says its first user […]