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Arutz Sheva (Israel s national news) reported 25 May 2014: Today (Sunday) Israel's Legislative Cabinet will deliberate a proposal made by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid) (see earlier website publication), according to which doctors would be able to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. If finally approved in the Knesset, a terminally ill patient desiring euthanasia would be required to state his intents twice two weeks apart, in the presence of two witnesses. The Bill is based
A new edition of Relevant has appeared: issue nr 2, 2014. An English summary can be read here. A full colour (Dutch only) edition can be seen and read here.
Hëlène Bolduc from AQDMD reported from Quebec: : In an historic 94 to 22 vote at the National Assembly of Quebec, Bill 52 - An Act Respecting End of Life Care passed into law at 4:14 pm on June 5, 2014.
This is the first time in North America that medical aid to die becomes an option for adult citizens of Quebec who are capable of giving their informed consent, and who are
On March 27, Wanda Morris (CEO of DWD Canada) accompanied MP Steven Fletcher and his secondant MP Manon Perrault at a press conference presenting the two private members bills from Steven Fletcher: Bill C-581 regarding phytsician assisted death and Bill C-582 to establish a special commission on Physician Assisted Death.
Please find here the link to the call for evidence which has just been issued by the Health Committee of the Scottish Parliament.
The instructions are fairly straightforward and the closing date for submissions is the 6 June. Submissions can be made from any individual or organisation, from anywhere in the world. If you need further information
Dying with Dignity Canada publishes its March 2014 Newsletter For Choice.
Actress Valeria Golino (Rain Man, Respiro) makes her début as a director with Miele, a powerful drama that screened to great acclaim at the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals. A trailer can be seen here. For a synopsis click here. The film will be screened in a number of US States, see release information. Showing has been expanded in the mean time (March 15): see new list here . The film received incredible reviews in NY Times and the LA Times.
King Philippe signed the law which aims to extend the legal framework allowing euthanasia, under certain conditions, to minors. A psychologist will have to ascertain the capacity of discernment of the minor. Only terminally ill minors facing unbearable and hopeless physical suffering can - supervised by a medical team - and with parental consent only, benefit from this new law, if they ask for the termination of their life. Belgium is the first country to
Volker Kauder (CDU) has announced his plan to propose a new Assisted Dying Bill in the fall of this year. This new Bill will further restrict the possibilities for legal assistance with suicide (now legal in Germany!) by explicitly make not only assistance "with profit", but also assistance by a RtD organisation ilegal. Under the leadership of lawyer (and Bundestagabgeordente) Ingrid Matthäus-Mayer a coalition to oppose this initiative has formed with the following