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A group of Icelanders, with the support of the Icelandic Humanists, has established a new RtD group, named Lífsvirðing (meaning "respect for life") on January 26, 2017. Objectives are to
A citizen's initiative to raise the issue of euthanasia in the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunta) has passed the requisite 50,000 signatories required to trigger a parliamentary debate.
Final Options Illinois published its January 2017 Newsletter. Read it here.
The Washington Times reports: DC mayor signs assisted suicide bill, which was approved already by the DC Council last month. It is now not clear (yet?) if the Congress (because DC is not a state all laws will have to be approved by the Congress) will approve the bill. It has blocked DC legislations before (such as the recreational marijuana law).
Dutch Society De Einder, published its Newsletter December 2016. Read it here (in Dutch only)
Assisted suicide for elderly people - an age limit of 75 and more is suggested - who consider their lives to be completed, could be made possible under a bill brought forward by Parliament member Pia Dijkstra of the Dutch political party D66. An individual to whom the bill applies
Dying with Dignity NSW published its Newsletter (Summer) December 2016. Read it here.
Important news from the Victorian Government. Daniel Andrews, Victoria's PM, announced that his Labour Government will introduce legislation into Parliament next year (2nd half 2017) to legalise voluntary assisted dying for terminally ill people in Victoria.
In the Netherlands, people can receive (limited) so called demedicalised assistance in suicide (DAS)—an option less well known than physician-assisted dying (PAD). In a publication in JME, Martijn Hagens e.a. report on the results of a study to explore which trajectories people take to seek DAS (received by counsellors facilitated by foundation De Einder),
6 December 2016 The South African Court of Appeal set aside the High Court of Pretoria order - substantially authorising Stransham-Ford to procure the assistance of a doctor in terminating his life. The SCA did so on three inter-related grounds.