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Lilach's Newsletter, recently published (unfortunately in Hebrew only - see their website), the lead article from Eliahu Matza, President of Lilach and retired Justice, was translated in English: Intensive Care for Prolonging Pain reports the problems hospitals and intensive care unit doctors sometimes still have with compliance with the Law for the Terminally Ill Patient, which clearly states
The original idea for a House of Lords reading of Lord Falconers' Bill in October this year, got moved to (possibly) June 2014 due to Parliamentary timetables. Actual month and date are not yet known.
The Belgian Senate Commission on Justice and Social Affairs has decided to quit the age limit (now 18 year) in the 2002 Belgian Euthanasia Law. A large majority of the commission thinks the right to request euthanasia should also be given to "competent minors", who suffer
Death with Dignity National Center reports on the release of data from a survey on Americans' attitudes about end-of-life care and options. The report (Pew) can be found here. It compares the results with these of 1995 and 2005. The blog of DWDNC
Canadian Broadcasting (CBC-TV's News Network) has been airing an interesting nationwide series on end-of-life decisions.
The series can be seen on the interactive site of CBC by clicking here.
Thursday November 14, 2014, Margo MacDonald has launched her new Members Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill. She hosted together with Patrick Harvie MSP the official launch in the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel. Also attending will be MSP's representing all of the political parties at Holyrood, Sylvan Luley from DIGNITAS, Switzerland, as well as GP’s, Humanist Celebrants, lawyers and other assisted death campaigners.
Australia's New South Wales Society publishes news on their Blog. The link can be found here.
Claudia Carr, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire suggests the introduction of a new tribunal style system will provide the opportunity for each case to be assessed on its merits, and giving each patient the dignity to die when they choose. She said: