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The Federal Administrative Court of Germany issued a landmark decision in regard to the possibilities to die with dignity for German citizens. The Court decided that under specific exceptional circumstances, the German State cannot refuse to give medication to a person to end one’s life.
On March 7, the Hawaii State Senate passed SB 1129 with a 22 to 3 vote. The SB 1129 is the Hawaii Death with Dignity Act, allowing terminally ill residents of Hawaii to make their own end-of-life decision to die with dignity.
Australian Go Gentle published its March 2017 newsletter. Read it here.
Last week, the debate on assisted dying in Italy got worldwide attention. Fabiano Antoniani, famous as DJ Fabo, decided he no longer wanted to live with his unbearable suffering. The debate has been especially passionate in the country where the Roman Catholic Church is of great influence.
9 days from today Dutch Parliamentary elections will take place. The topic of assisted suicide for elderly people who consider their lives completed is highly discussed and has become an election topic.
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.
Read here the most recent Final Exit Network's Newsletter Winter 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. Read the excerpt here.
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