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Il Punto 112 - Notizio di Libera Uscita published
Nov 5, 2013

Libera Uscita has published her Newsletter Il Punto, no 112.

Canada's first ever World Right to Die Day a success
Nov 5, 2013

Despite the worst weather including a rain and wind storm, Canada's  first ever celebration of World Right to Die Day on November 2 turned into success. On that Day, jointly sponsored by Dying with Dignity and Choices in Dying Victoria, between 80-100 hardy folks braved one of the first wintry blasts to support the cause for individual choice in the manner and timing of our death.

New Zealand also celebrates World Right to Die Day
Nov 5, 2013

End-of-Life Choices VES NZ joined the troops and also celebrated World Right to Die Day, in Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast New Zealand.

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Arguments against 'slippery slope'
Nov 5, 2013

In DWD Victoria's News Letter Rodney Syme published an article 'attacking' opponents who use greedy relatives as the built-in danger of (any)  euthanasia law. It is a well-written and argumented article (to be downloaded here), ready for use by any who has to counter such attacks. Worth reading!

Narrow defeat for Tasmanian Euthanasia Bill
Nov 4, 2013

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 tabled by Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings (Labour) and Nick McKim (Greens) for debate in the Tasmanian House of Assembly (25 members) has been defeated by the narrowest of margins (13-11) in the Tasmanian Parliament.

Tension rises in Quebec Canada on BIl 52
Oct 30, 2013

While pro- and opponents speak out in national debates and in the national media, tension on the Quebec Bill 52 on euthanasia rises as the legislation was passed in principle with an 84-26 vote in the national assembly Tuesday and will now proceed to its final stage where the PQ government and opposition parties can propose amendments before submitting the bill to a final vote.

 

RtVD Norway announces hand out of second Christian Sandal's Prize
Oct 25, 2013

RtVD Norway – in the scope of World Right to Die Day - for the second time announces the hand out of the Christian Sandal's Prize in Oslo on November 19, 2013. The venue again is Maori Hall in Hotel Bristol, Oslo and the event starts at 2 pm, with the Prize hand out at 4 pm. Information available through RtVD Norway.

New 3rd video on safeguards supporting South Australian Bill available now
Oct 22, 2013

SAVES let us know that Neil Francis madse a new video available (nr 3 - see news item on number 1 and 2) in support of the South Australian Ending Life with Dignity Bill. In this video Neil summarizes the built in safeguards of thisw bill,m underpiunned with interviews on Oregon and Dutch experiences. 

Deutsche DGHS publishes 4th Newsletter
Oct 20, 2013

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Humanes Sterben DGHS published an English  Information document for the occasion of the publication of their Magazine (in German)

DWD Tasmania publishes special Newsletter
Oct 20, 2013

DWD Tasmania published a special Newsletter about the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013, that was tabled in the Tasmanian House of Assembly on 26 September and is likely to be debated on 15 October.

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