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DWD Canada's newsletter The VOICE, edition December 2010, can be read by clicking here.
The Bill to legalize assisted dying in Scotland failed yesterday. The Bill was lost in a 16-85 free vote. Ms Margo MacDonald reacts fiercely in the Shropshire Star, and promises - if re-elected - to come back again with a new proposal.
The Key/Parnell Bill was defeated after a long and sometimes emotional debate in South Australia's Upper House. But it is still alive and will return next year.
The chair of The Commission on Assisted Dying, Lord Falconer, promised at the launch of the Commission on November 30, that the inquiry of his commission will be objective and dispassionate.
Margo MacDonald - the Scottish independent MP who brought the ELABill up for debate - fiercely reacts to the negative recommendation by the special committee on her Bill (click here). The stage 1 debate in the Parliament is postponed till Thursday December 2.
A German widower has sued Germany in the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a ban on active assisted suicide. He asked the Court to decide whether the German law, banning 'active' assisted suicide, infringes on article 8 of the German Constitution.
Today the Parliamentary Committee on The End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill of Margo MacDonald MSP brings out its Stage 1 Report on the Bill.
A penal court in Switzerland is placed for a dilemma. It has to make a decision on a matter which up till now the Government and Parliament have been running away from: "how active are medical end-of-life actions and how are these juridically valued?"
Portland based Death with Dignity National Centre (DDNC) has published its November 2010 Newsletter The Dignity Report.