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February 20, 2021

Canada votes to relax MAID requirements

Huffington Post

OTTAWA — Senators overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to expand access to medical assistance in dying with amendments that would relax access even more than proposed by the government. A revised version of Bill C-7 was passed in the Senate by a vote of 66-19, with three abstentions. The bill is intended to extend eligibility […]

February 19, 2021

New Doxit Podcast – USA Lethal Mixtures

In this week’s Doxit Podcast we discuss the February 2021 update to the Peaceful Pill eHandbook which focuses on the USA Lethal Mixtures. Since the scarcity of Nembutal – the best end of life drug – in the US due to both its prohibitive price and the refusal of EU drug manufacturers to sell the […]

Doxit Podcast USA Lethal Mixtures

February 15, 2021

February 2021 Update – The USA Lethal Mixtures

One of the advantages of working under the Californian End of Life Option Act is that doctors are well-placed to continually assess the best (non-barbiturate) drug combinations for a peaceful death. The February 2021 Peaceful Pill eHandbook update follows the developments on which drugs work and how, and in which combinations. Some people may have […]

February 15, 2021

New Euthanasia Legal Challenge in South Africa

Tania Broughton, BusinessTech

An atheist advocate and doctor have added their voices to a crucial legal challenge to determine whether or not euthanasia should be legalised in South Africa. The last time the issue was raised in court in South Africa was in 2015 when lawyer Robert Stransham-Ford, who was dying, launched an urgent application in the Pretoria […]

February 4, 2021

It is time for the elderly to sacrifice themselves for the young

Jannetje Koelewijn, NRC

Psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot (79) does not want to go to the ICU when he falls ill. More elderly people have to sacrifice themselves, he says. “Dying is part of life, that is what we have to learn to accept again.” Boudewijn Chabot (79) believes that you can only die properly if you prepare for it. […]

February 1, 2021

Laura’s Choice Documentary Film

Laura’s Choice Synopsis Laura’s Choice Documentary Film follows the fiercely independent nonagenarian Laura Henkel who decides she would like to choose when and how she dies. Laura Henkel died at Pegasos Swiss Association in December 2019. Most importantly, Laura invited along her daughter Cathy Henkel and granddaughter Sam Lara (both filmmakers and co-directors) to lend […]

January 31, 2021

Religious Bigot Kevin Andrews Loses Preselection

The Fall of Kevin Andrews? Kevin Andrews – the guy whose private member’s bill in the Australian Parliament (The Euthanasia Laws Act) led to the overturning of the world’s first voluntary euthanasia law – the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (NT) (ROTI) in 1996 has finally lost Liberal Party preselection in the Melbourne seat […]

January 30, 2021

Portugal to Legalise Voluntary Euthanasia

France 24 - Reuters

Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, setting the country up to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. “With this vote, parliament added dignity to our democracy,” Left Bloc lawmaker Jose Manuel Pureza said, calling the approval by 136-78 […]