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Swedish Right to Die RTVD publishes its October 2013 magazine
Nov 6, 2013

Swedish RTVD publishes its October 2013 magazine RTVD Bulletinen no 74. (Swedish language only) . The editor summarizes the content as follows:  the main article is a story concerning a suicide of an elderly lady, who was not terminally ill, but had a number of various ailments, a body weakened by age and lived a very lonely life. The story tells of the impact this suicide made upon relatives and

South Australian Parliament again to discuss Right to Die Bill
Nov 6, 2013

This month November the South Australian Parliament will - again -  have the opportunity to discuss a new Private Member's Bill (Hon. Bob Such) Ending Life with Dignity (No2) Bill 2013 Bill. It is a last chance before elections next year. SAVES continues to emphasize the importance of the passing of this Bill - see their Media Release.

Arguments against 'slippery slope'
Nov 5, 2013

In DWD Victoria's News Letter Rodney Syme published an article 'attacking' opponents who use greedy relatives as the built-in danger of (any)  euthanasia law. It is a well-written and argumented article (to be downloaded here), ready for use by any who has to counter such attacks. Worth reading!

Hemlock San Diego publishes its Newsletter of November 2013
Nov 5, 2013

Hemlock San Diego publishes its Newsletter volume 7 no 6, November 2013.

Japan Society JSDD publishes Newsletter 151
Nov 5, 2013

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter no 151  (English excerpts)

Dignity South Africa new member of WFRtDS
Nov 5, 2013

Dignity South Africa has been granted interim membership of WFRtDS. It is the second South African Society, started by prof. Sean Davison, who helped his mother die in New Zealand and was  convicted for that - see our earlier item on this site.

DWD Victoria published its Newsletter November 2013
Nov 5, 2013

DWD Victoria published its Newsletter November 2013.

Canada's first ever World Right to Die Day a success
Nov 5, 2013

Despite the worst weather including a rain and wind storm, Canada's  first ever celebration of World Right to Die Day on November 2 turned into success. On that Day, jointly sponsored by Dying with Dignity and Choices in Dying Victoria, between 80-100 hardy folks braved one of the first wintry blasts to support the cause for individual choice in the manner and timing of our death.

New Zealand also celebrates World Right to Die Day
Nov 5, 2013

End-of-Life Choices VES NZ joined the troops and also celebrated World Right to Die Day, in Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast New Zealand.

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Narrow defeat for Tasmanian Euthanasia Bill
Nov 4, 2013

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 tabled by Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings (Labour) and Nick McKim (Greens) for debate in the Tasmanian House of Assembly (25 members) has been defeated by the narrowest of margins (13-11) in the Tasmanian Parliament.


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