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You Tube video's in support of South Australian Bill
Oct 1, 2013

Former WF President Neil Francis produced two video's and published them on You Tube in support of the Ending Life with Dignity Bill in South Australia.

Video's can be seen by clicking on:

2012 Annual Euthanasia Reports published
Oct 1, 2013

Recently the Dutch Euthanasia Review Committee's published their annual report. Important 2012 figures are: with 4188 reported cases the number raised with 13% compared to 2011 (3695). Looking at the details, no explanations can be found for this rise, other than that euthanasia and assisted suicide are in Netherlands more and more discussed openly in public in general and between doctor and patient in particular. Other numbers are:

DWD Canada publishes September Newsletter
Sep 30, 2013

DWD Canada's  Newsletter Voice for Choice (September 2013, Vol 31, no 3) has been published, giving an in-depth look at palliative care, news from Quebec and Vermont next to the normal features. Read it here.

President of WF Member Society AUTONOMY Paul Spiers died
Sep 30, 2013

Paul Spiers, co-founder of WF member Society AUTONOMY USA, died on September 11, 2013. Next to having been involved with the Death with Dignity movement (Hemlock, End-of-Life Choices, Death with Dignity National Center and of course 'his' AUTONOMY) he also was an active disability campaigner. He died in Massachussets, peacefuly in his sleep.  

Hemlock San Diego publishes its Newsletter of September 2013
Sep 30, 2013

Hemlock San Diego publishes its Newsletter of September 2013, to be read here.

Dutch Right to Die Society NVVE publishes special 4th issue of Relevant
Sep 5, 2013

In the scope of its 40th anniversary the 4th edition of 2013 Relevant Magazine did not have an English summary. The whole magazine was spent on historical overviews and interviews with relevant people (among which WF's Communications Director). The Dutch (only) version can be downloaded here.

ERGO website publishes unique list of films and video's on Right to Die issue
Sep 5, 2013

The ERGO website publishes an unique list of films and video's on Right to Die issue. produced between 1939 and 2013. The list is divided into three sections (Feature films, TV Movie Drama's and TV or DVD Documentaries) and can be seen here.

Canadian Doctors skipping over debate on dignity in dying
Sep 5, 2013

Not withstanding the wish of incoming CMA President Francescutti to at least debate the stance Canadian Doctors should take on end-of-life decisions (see earlier news item on this website), the CMA did not reach consensus and voted against such debate. Sharon Kirkey reports (to be read here). 

Dying with Dignity Victoria publishes its Newsletter UPDATE 163 July 2013
Aug 20, 2013

Dying with Dignity Victoria DWDV published its Newsletter Update issue 163, July 2013 (winter edition), to be downloaded here .

20 Years Oregon Death with Dignity Act
Aug 20, 2013

Eli Stutsman, the lead author on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act and one of the National Center's founding board members, published an informative piece in the current issue of American Bar Association's GPSolo. His article titled "Twenty Years of Living with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act" looks back at the challenges Oregon's ground breaking law faced, the progress made after the law held up to those challenges, and the current climate for the law throughout the US.


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