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At the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting in June 2005, there was an open debate on assisted dying followed by a vote on three options. These were (a) to reaffirm BMA opposition to physician assisted suicide and euthanasia; (b) to withdraw opposition to assisted dying, recognising the law is primarily a matter for society and for Parliament but press for robust safeguards if legal change occurred; (c) to support an open and transparent system that allowed terminally ill competent patients to receive assisted dying within robust safeguards.
A British woman suffering from a rare brain disease has committed assisted suicide in Switzerland.
A viewpoint by Julia Anaf (Vice President, South Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society) on gender and voluntary euthanasia.
STOP PRESS: Dr Rodney Syme, Vice President of Dying With Dignity Victoria, will be making a significant announcement regarding his involvement in Steve Guest's death, at the rally.
The Danish society En Vaerdig Dod (EVD) was established only five years ago. It is still small, with only some 300 members.
Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.
A more objective look on the Terry Schiavo case from a legal point of view.
The World Federation of Right to Die Societies (an international nongovernmental organization) is aware of the increasing concern to many individuals over their right to die with dignity. Believing in the rights and freedom of all persons, we affirm this right to die with dignity, meaning in peace and without suffering.
Dr Jerome Sobel, president of EXIT A.D.M.D. Geneve Suisse Romande, joined with representatives of other organizations to write to members of the Swiss Parliament urging them to reject “the Vallender initiative” which, prompted by the perception of “death tourism”, seeks to change the law in order to make assisted suicide more difficult. They pointed out that the existence of the proposal had already had an adverse effect on the work of EXIT ADMD Suisse Romande and EXIT Deutsche Schweiz.
The newsletter of Dying with Dignity Victoria, Australia.