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Interested in a new voluntary assisted dying Society for incurably mentally ill people ?
Jun 30, 2014

An English campaigner considers forming a voluntary euthanasia  campaigning body for those who are incurably mentally ill. Such a society - oriented on a specific end-of-life issue like dementia and not on a single country or jurisdiction - might, if successful in acquiring sufficient supporters, wish to  apply for membership of the WFRtDS.  Interested?? Visit his website www.admd.co here and let him know.

Are UK Doctors changing their minds on assisted dying?
Jun 30, 2014

A poll held amongst 1,005 doctors (research done by MedeConnect HealthCare Insight) resulted in a growing support for legal change in GP's: 40% in favour, 32% against and 28% undecided. Remarkable is also that two thirds said the BMA and the Royal Colleges (until now opposed!)  should change their stance to neutral.

(from Times of London, June 16, 2014)

Australian Federal Draft Bill tabled in the Senate
Jun 30, 2014

Senator Richard di Natale of Victoria, tabled a Draft Bill in the Senate in Canberra, regarding dying with dignity.

Deutsche Aktivist angegriffen
Jun 20, 2014

Elke Baezner, Präsident des deutschen Rechts auf Humanes Sterben Gesellschaft DGHS ist, wenn in einer Sitzung, angegriffen worden. Der Angreifer warf Butter-Säure an ihr und einem Kollegen, Haut und Augenverletzungen verursachend. Nach behandlung im Krankenhaus konnte sie nach hause gehen. Sie sagte:

PubMed abstracts September 2013 - April 2014
Jun 16, 2014

Our Pub-Med editor John Willoughby reported: "There have been many articles of interest since September 2013 - and I apologise for the length of the list. Even so, there were other articles that could have been included. There a a couple of abstracts that I wanted to follow up by reading the primary article, but to which I could not find access. Read the abstracts here.

DWD Victoria publishes its Newsletter Update May 2014
Jun 16, 2014

DWD Victoria publishes its Newsletter Update May 2014, to be read here.

Japan Society JSDD published Newsletter nr 153
Jun 16, 2014

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 153. You can read the English summary here.

Who used Washington's doctor-assisted suicide law in 2013?
Jun 16, 2014

From Associated Press:  More than 100 people died in Washington last year after requesting and taking a lethal prescription through Washington's Death with Dignity law, the state's Department of Health reported Wednesday. The youngest was 29,

Australian Doctor Rodney Syme speaks out
Jun 16, 2014

 In a lengthy story in The Age National,  Julia Medew interviewed dr Rodney Syme, urologist, right to die campaigner and member of the Board of WFRtDS: "For nine years, Dr Rodney Syme has kept his silence about the lethal drug he gave to a dying man. Now he is speaking out and prepared to face the legal consequences."

Israelian Committee approves Bill for debate
Jun 16, 2014

Arutz Sheva (Israel s national news) reported 25 May 2014: Today (Sunday) Israel's Legislative Cabinet will deliberate a proposal made by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) (see earlier website publication), according to which doctors would be able to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. If finally approved in the Knesset, a terminally ill patient desiring euthanasia would be required to state his intents twice two weeks apart, in the presence of two witnesses. The Bill is based

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