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Portuguese consider two right-to-die bills in Parliament
May 1, 2017

In Portugal, two bills on dying with dignity are being discussed in Parliament. The bills would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide.




The Economist: 'Death is inevitable, a bad death is not'
May 1, 2017

This week’s cover of the Economist stated ‘How life ends. Death is inevitable, a bad death is not’.

Belgian Catholic psychiatric hospitals open to euthanasia
May 1, 2017

Last week, the board of the Belgian Brothers of Charity announced that from now on, it will allow euthanasia to take place in their psychiatric hospitals.

Pros and cons available on site
May 1, 2017

New content is added to 'Information' on the left side of the homepage. Under 'pros and cons' you can find the most frequent heard pros and cons used in the dying with dignity discussion.


Iceland 53rd WFRtDS member
Apr 30, 2017

The committee today has agreed to accept Lífsvirðing, félag um dánaraðstoð  as interim member. Welcome, for details click here

Canadian Association for providers of medical aid in dying (CAMAP) to lifestream their June Conference
Apr 27, 2017

CAMAP, the Canadian Association of MAID assessors and providers invites you to participate in the inaugural Conference on Medical Assistance in Dying on June 2-3, in VICTORIA, BC, Canada. The conference will be lifestreameing presentations and events, and anyone who registers may "join in". Registration on their website

First step Italian law on patient's right to refuse treatment
Apr 25, 2017

Last week, a law was adopted by the Italian Chamber of Deputies on patient right to refuse treatment and informed consent. 326 deputies voted in favour, 37 against in the first reading. The Senate still has to approve before it gets into force. 

Two crowdfunding campaigns to challenge the law in the UK
Apr 25, 2017

Two emerging cases are seeking to challenge the law in the UK, in order to have the right to die with dignity. Both are looking for funding to support their case.<--break->


March 2017 Newsletter De Einder Published
Apr 25, 2017

Dutch Society De Einder, published its Newsletter December 2016. Read it here (in Dutch only).

Dutch End-of-Life Clinic publishes annual report 2016
Apr 19, 2017

Last week, the Levenseindekliniek (Dutch End-of-Life Clinic) published its annual report. The clinic received 1796 requests for help in 2016.