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According to German daily "Die Welt", Germany inches ever closer to joining its neighbours Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg in allowing active, medically assisted suicide on Tuesday as two new draft bills were presented to the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, ahead of a debate on the subject in July. Die "Welt": one version, which was sponsored by at least one member of every party in the Bundestag, is meant to represent a « middle way » between punishing those who provide euthanasia assistance and a complete deregulation
Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its winter Newsletter nr 132 (July 2015). Read it by clicking here.
Canada's medical schools are preparing for what was once unimaginable - teaching medical students and residents how to help patients take their own lives.
In an effort to support South African initiatives for legalisation of assisted dying Desmond Tutu gave an interview, which was shown at the Chicago Conference last September. It is now available to be seen on you tube: click here to see and hear.
A report from Valerie Lovelace: Today I am both happy and sad. I’m happy that LD 1270, An Act Regarding Patient-Directed Care at the End-of-Life, enjoyed a Committee hearing, a Committee working session, two Senate hearings with roll call votes, an historic House hearing with a roll call vote—all in the space of just two months. The first Senate hearing on Monday resulted in an 18-17
Terminally ill children in unbearable suffering should be given the right to die, the Dutch Paediatric Association has said, calling for the current age limit of 12 years old to be scrapped. Eduard Verhagen, a paediatrics professor at Groningen University, who is on the organisation's ethics commission, said: "We feel that an arbitrary age limit such as 12 should be changed
WF Newsletter June 2015 published, read it here.
Wir, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanes Sterben DGHS, laden Sie herzlich zu unserer international besetzten Podiumsdiskussion ein am 20 Juni in Berlin. Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie an ihr teilnehmen. Andere Interessierte sind ebenfalls willkommen. Sehe die Flyer hier.
The German DGHS invites you to attend the international debate (Podiumsdiskussion) in Berlin on June 20, 2015. Simultaneous translation available. See the flyer here.