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SOUTH AUSTRALIA keeps trying!
May 14, 2010

South Australia keeps trying to move forward in legalizing euthanasia. This time Independent MP Bob Such introduced his Private Member's Bill in the House of Assembly. ABC News reports about it.

DWDV autumn edition of Newsletter UPDATE released
May 12, 2010

In this edition you may find - amongst other information -  useful information on the forthcoming WF congres in Melbourne in October this year. To read it click here.

DUTCH research in use of advanced directives in dementia
May 12, 2010

May 12, 2010: Researchers of the VUmc Amsterdam centre performed a qualitative study in physicians and patients on the use of Advanced Euthanasia Directives (AED) in cases of dementia. This was published in the Dutch Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (2010;154:A1273).

Landslide in GERMAN doctor's attitude towards assisted suicide?
May 12, 2010

In a radio debate with German Emergency Head Dr Michael de Ridder (see news item on April 15, 2010 on this site) on the occasion of the appearance of De Ridder's  book, Dr Hoppe, President of the Deutsche Ärztekammer (the National Doctors Organisation) , made a sensational statement taking a more relaxed position on physician-assisted suicide than he has conveyed in the past.

CANADIAN Professor of Law refutes much misused "slippery slope" argument
May 12, 2010

Hilary Young, a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, in a Letter to the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen refutes the many  times (mis)used argument of "slippery slope".

Brittish doctor expects to face charges under new DPP guidelines
Apr 26, 2010

Dr Michael Irwin, a retired general practitioner, wants to make a test case out of his assistance in helping someone to commit suicide three years ago. By writing Keir Starmer, UK's DPP, he effectively is inviting criminal charges within weeks, for which the former GP could be jailed for up to 14 years.

CANADIAN Parliament votes euthanasia bill down
Apr 23, 2010

The second reading on Canada's bill C-384 to permit assisted suicide under strict conditions has resulted in a rejection, Wednesday April 21, 2010. The margin was 228 - 59.

"You don;t know Jack": film on Jack Kevorkian on TV in USA
Apr 19, 2010

The TV film "You don't know Jack" on Jack Kevorkian is aired in the USA on HBO on Saturday, April 24, from 9 to 11.15 pm ET/PT. Oscar winners Al Pacino and Susan Sarandon will star in this film, directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson.

MONTANA: third state with "legalised" physicians aid in dying
Apr 19, 2010

Because of the ruling of the Montana Supreme Court in Baxter vs Montana, physician assisted suicide (PAS) is now openly allowed in Montana. The ruling read that nothing in Montana Law is preventing PAS and that therefore "it is not illegal". This makes Montana actually the third USA State where PAS may be practiced.

LUXEMBURG, one year after legalisation. A report
Apr 19, 2010

With the Grand-Duchy’s law on “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide” being in place for one year now, there is little to report on the subject except that the secretariat of ADMD-L receives many letters and calls from people outside the country hoping to be able to come and “die” in Luxembourg.


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