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The documentary The Fight to Die made by Nan Rosens, pictures the history of the Dutch legalization. The film was screened at the WF Conference Amsterdam. You can download an English subtitled version here.
End of life Washington has applied for WF membership. The committee has decided to grant EOLWA interim membership. Visit for further information the member's page.
Two members and the President of AFDMD (the Spanish Federal Association for the Right to a Digfnified Death) have finally reached an agreement with the prosecutor in a case against them in Avilés in Asturia. The prosecutor requesting originally a 6 years and 5 month prison sentence suspected the three of being involved in two assisted suicide cases and offense against Public Health. After more than 4 years of juridical struggle the three - supported by
Recently the memoirs of Andrew I. Batavia were published. His brother Mitchell finished on the request of Andrew the memoirs, that at the moment of his death in January 2003 were not yet completed. The reason this book is interesting for end-of-life advocacy lies in the fact that Andrew Batavia - despite of his quadriplegia - became
Although the Dutch Review Committee's informed the reader in every annual report about their mode of working , in the second evaluation of the Dutch law (2012), it was recommended to publish a code of practice. The Dutch version appeared last year April (2015). The English translation followed recently
Belgian ADMD published its Bulletin no 139 (in French only)
Again, the Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) in Belfast has voted against going neutral on assisted suicide by a two to one majority. The debate took place after a previous motion affirming that ‘it is not appropriate at this time to debate whether or not to change existing BMA policy’ was defeated by 164 to 160.
But then the Delegates rejected motion 80, ‘that this meeting believes that the BMA should adopt a neutral stance on assisted dying’, by 198 to 115 (63% to 37%).
Dr. Lawrence Deems Egbert, 87, has died. He suffered a heart attack on Thursday and died without suffering. He lived in Baltimore. He leaves a widow, Ellen Barfield. Larry was extensively involved in the right-to-die movement for many years, and was formerly medical director of the
ABC News (Lexi Metherell) reports today: The Australian Medical Association (AMA) may change its position on voluntary euthanasia to one of neutrality, after a regular review of its long-held stance against the practice. This has been said by representatives of the AMA after survey responses from