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Euthanasia figures 2011 in Belgium published
Feb 29, 2012

Statistics show that more people are opting for euthanasia in Belgium. Last year, their number was 16 percent up on the year before. Euthanasia is especially carried out in Flanders, official figures point out.

Swiss figures assisted suicide in 2011
Feb 29, 2012

SwissInfo.ch reports:

Assisted suicide numbers up in 2011

The number of people who ended their lives with the help of assisted suicide organisations increased significantly in 2011, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper has reported. Dignitas, which caters mainly for people from abroad, accompanied 144 people choosing to die at their premises in Pfaffikon near Zurich, an increase of 35 per cent on 2010.

Mobile euthanasia teams in The Netherlands to start on March 1, 2012
Feb 29, 2012

The Dutch RtD Society, NVVE will implement their plans to provide assistance to people with serious euthanasia requests, but get negative responses (for whatever reason)  from their own doctor. As a first step a first so called Mobile Euthanasia Team (consisting of a doctor and a nurse) will start on March 1, 2012. The requests and these teams will be coordinated from an organisation in The Hague, set up for this by NVVE.

Death with Dignity National Centre USA taking the edge of assisted dying myths
Feb 29, 2012

Melissa Barber, DWD National Centre USA's communications officer used their blog to take the edges of the so called Myths around legalisation of assisted dying. Although this emasculating is mainlyt directed at the USA regulations in Oregon adn Washington, the argumentation fits in all sorts of discussion around this topic.

February 2012 issue of Voice for Choice (DWD Canada) is now available
Feb 28, 2012

This issue of Voice for Choice include:

  • The Logic Flaws of Rodriguez:  why the new court case must result in a different decision
  • Alzheimer’s and End-of-Life Decisions:  an Alzheimer’s diagnosis needn’t preclude a death with dignity
  • DWD Voice Increases in Volume: a prosperous 2011 and exiting plans for 2012

Read the whole newsletter here.

"How to Die in Orgeon" can be ordered
Feb 28, 2012

The DVD of of the prize-winning documentary "How to Die in Oregon" from Peter Richardson is now available to order.

OUTSIDE the US and Canada click here

To order WITHIN the USA and Canada, go to the DVD distributor's webpage.

 

Japan JSDD Newsletter 144-1 published
Feb 21, 2012

Find here the (summary of the) latest Newsletter of the Japan Society JSDD , no 144-1.

News from ADMD Quebec, Canada, issue 2012
Feb 21, 2012

From AQDMD, the Canadian RtD Organisation from Quebec, we received an update on the news, to be read here.

Developments in (French speaking) Swiss Canton of Vaud
Feb 21, 2012

The people of Swiss Canton Vaud soon can bring votes on a proposal to legalize euthanasia in hospitals and nursing homes. This law is the outcome of years long of lobbying by EXIT Suisse Romande. The Local (Swiss news in English) made this known in an article.

Dutch book on "completed life" available soon
Feb 21, 2012

  For Dutch speaking people the Dutch version of the book on the ideas and intentions behind the group Of Free Will  that started a Citizen's  Initiative last year, will be published soon.

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