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August 15, 2021

New Exit Podcast – The Azide Wars

The Azide Wars have come about with the advent in the Netherlands of Middel X as an end of life method. As a country where voluntary euthanasia has long been legal, there has been a groundswell of discontentment amongst older people who resent having to ask doctors for help to die. Addressing this souring mood […]

August 1, 2021

New Report by German National Academy of Sciences

In a New Report by German National Academy of Sciences, the authors have dealt with the issues of end of life and assisted suicide from different disciplinary perspectives. The participants also represent different positions, but in the following explanations they jointly work out central aspects which, from their point of view, should be considered when […]

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

Italy Gets 750,000+ Signatures for its Referendum

Italy Gets 750,000+ Signatures for its Referendum for its referendum which means that the country looks set to repeal the punishment for assistance in dying of a consenting individual. According to Philip Nitschke this amounts to Swiss model law reform. In 2013 the Italian right to die group, Association Luca Coscioni presented a legislative 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, […]