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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

Newsletters from Dying with Dignity
Jun 16, 2014

Since December last year two Newsletters have been published:

December 2013 ('Summer' 2013-2014)    and

April 2014 ('Autumn'2014).

You can read them here, Summer and Autumn.:

Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE publishes its quarterly magazine Relevant
Jun 16, 2014

A new edition of Relevant has appeared: issue nr 2, 2014.  An English summary can be read here.  A full colour (Dutch only) edition can be seen and read here.

Flemish (Belgium) Right to Die Society RWS news from President
Jun 16, 2014

Marc van Hoey, President of RWS, sends all readers a letter as a kind of Newsletter. Read it here.

Canadian Broadcasting Channel series on television
Jun 16, 2014

In our series 'Last Right,' Duncan McCue follows Canadians, many of them terminally ill, who have decided to end their lives and want to control the way they die.

You can see the 5 different episodes on their interactive website, click here.

Spinn Off from Rodney Syme's admissions
Jun 16, 2014

The interview given by Rodney Syme to The Age National (see this site Australian Doctor Rodney Syme speaks out) has received huge Spin Off in Australia.  See DWD NSW Newsletter about that here.

Research into end-of-life decisions in Korea, China and Japan
Jun 16, 2014

Anniversary in Vermont
Jun 16, 2014

According to a WCAX.com report (Kyle Midura) 1 year aftyer the Vermont Governor signed a measure allowing terminally ill Vermonters to take a fatal prescription, so far only two have filled prescriptions for medication to end their lifes. Both died ultimately of natural causes.

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