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Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Report 2016
Feb 22, 2017


Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) allows terminally-ill adult Oregonians to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal doses of medications. Every year, the Oregon Public Health Division collects compliance information and issues a report. February 10th 2017, the data summary for 2016 was published.

Final Exit Network USA publishes its Winter 2017 Newsletter
Feb 20, 2017

Read here the most recent Final Exit Network's Newsletter Winter 2017.

Death with Dignity Act in Washington D.C.
Feb 20, 2017

The review period for Congress to disapprove of the Washington, D.C. Death with Dignity Act has expired. The D.C. assisted suicide law has come into effect on the 18th of February.

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 164
Feb 7, 2017

Japan Society JSDD published its Newsletter nr 164. Read the excerpt here.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee strongly opposed to assisted suicide
Feb 6, 2017

President Trump has chosen Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch is a strong critic of assisted suicide.  The  Supreme Court is the highest federal court of the United States. In the legal system of the United States, the Supreme Court is the final interpreter of federal

The Dutch Week of Euthanasia 2017
Feb 6, 2017

Next week it's the Dutch ‘Week van de Euthanasie’ (Week of Euthanasia). This is a yearly event, organised by the Dutch Right-to-Die society (NVVE) since 2012. 

Right-to-die bill in Catalunya, Spain
Feb 6, 2017

A  bill aimed at decriminalizing euthanasia will be presented to the Regional Parliament of Catalunya, Spain. The draft-proposal to modify Spain’s penal code was initiated

A Good Death (making the most of our final choices) by Sandra Martin
Feb 1, 2017

Sandra Martin, award winning Canadian journalist, published A Good Death (Making the Most of Our Final Choices). The book focusses mainly on the Canadian backgrounds and developments contributing to the current situation. She managed to produce a very clarifying, in-depth and comprehensive overview of the debates around aid-in-dying, leading towards

Dutch euthanasia on demented patient considered to be "not careful"
Jan 30, 2017

A doctor in the Netherlands was reprimanded for giving euthanasia to a dementia patient while it was not conclusively established that euthanasia was what the woman wanted at that time. The implementation of euthanasia was also traumatic, the Regional Review Committee

Small steps towards right to die in Mexico City's new Constitution
Jan 27, 2017

Some newssites incorrectly state that Mexico City has legalized the right to die. There have been several reactions from society on the allegedly approved euthanasia. What is going on in Mexico City?

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