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On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Derek Humphry's ground breaking book Final Exit, the Final Exit Network USA organised a Death with Dignity Day on January 2, 2016. The press release said:
Books have the power to encourage and advance change. But only rarely does a book, by itself, establish a new civil liberty and start a movement to achieve it. Such a book is Derek Humphry’s Final Exit.The notion that people had a right to end their suffering came as a shock.
Since February 1, 2016 Por el Derecho a Morir con Dignidad AC (DMD Mexico) is admitted as interim member of the WFRtDS: welcome! For information click here.
Independent member of Irish Parliament TD John Halligan moved a Private Member’s Bill providing for “a dignified and peaceful end of life” for qualifying persons.The Dying with Dignity Bill 2015 would recognise “the right of clearly consenting adults who are enduring intolerable physical suffering to seek medical help to end their lives”.
Associazione Liberty Life - a Swiss Right to Die Society in Italian speaking canton of Ticino - has been admitted as interim member of WFRtDS.
Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its summer Newsletter nr 133 (December 2015)
Have you recently visited the special Conference website? Otherwise - please do and see who is going to speak and on what issues. Don't forget the early bird registrations!
The Government of Quebec has appealed to the decision of the Quebec Supreme Court of last week. The Court agreed to hear the appeal and by so doing they have effectively suspended the judgement and permitting the implementation of Bill 52 in its entirety, including the provisions for physician assisted dying (known as medical aid in dying in Quebec’s bill).