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Sir Terry Pratchett's "Choosing to Die" wins Bafta
Jun 23, 2012

Sir Tery Pratchett - famous British author and sufferer from Alzheimer's - has been awarded a Bafta (the English equivalent of the Oscar) for his documentary film "Choosing to Die" about his Alzheimer and his wish to be assisted in his dying before the Alzheimer completely debilitates him. The British Academy of Film and Televison Arts awarded him with the Bafta at their 2012 meeting on May 27, in the category Single Documentary.

Stunning Victory in Canada: BC supreme court justice Lynn Smith found in favour of the plaintiffs in the Carter Challenge
Jun 14, 2012

BC Supreme Court Justice Lynn Smith found in favour of the plaintiffs in the Carter Challenge. She has declared that the law is to be struck down in a year's time to give Parliament the time to bring in new legislation.

Right-to-die movement sees gains as world ages
Jun 13, 2012

Reuters Newsagency reported 12 June from Zürich, by Emma Thomasson.

Right-to-die activists hope more countries will allow assisted suicide or euthanasia in coming years as the world population ages, but opponents are determined to stop them, a dispute that flared ahead of competing conferences in Switzerland. "We have seen over the last 20 years a general migration of positivity towards this being a just cause," Ted Goodwin, the American president of the World Federation of Right-to-Die Societies, told a news conference in Zurich on Tuesday.

From the archives of Right to Die Canada
Jun 7, 2012

RtD Canada sent us - for the sake of archives - their old Newsletters:

Washington Death with Dignity Act Report 2011 published
Jun 7, 2012

According to Death with Dignity National Center "publication of the Washington Death with Dignity Act Report 2011 attracted little media attention. Robb Miller of Compassion & Choices Washington reporst on his blogg  "The lack of interest from the media tells us there was nothing sensational and no controversies to report. On the other hand, less media coverage means less awareness about the law.

Campaign to legalise Assisted Suicide in South Africa
Jun 7, 2012

A controversial campaign to legalise doctor-assisted suicide and active euthanasia was launched in Cape Town on Thursday, spearheaded by the ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA) and Dignity SA.

Voice for Choice, Dying with Dignity Canada's Newsletter June 2012
Jun 7, 2012

DWD Canada published its Newsletter VoiceforChoice, June 2012 edition.

Dying with Dignity Victoria publishes its Newlsetter (autumn 2012)
Jun 7, 2012

DWD Victoria published its autumn edition of their Newsletter, June 2012.

It is packed with stories and information, including:

Argentina votes for a "dignified death" law
Jun 1, 2012

The Argentinan Senate passed with a massive majority (no votes against, 17 absentees and 55 in favor!) a law giving terminally ill patients or if suffering from irreversible and incurable illness or injury, and their families the right and power to make their own decisions  at the end of life, implying the right to end life support when terminally ill or in permannet vegetative state.

Farewell Foundation Implements Procedures for Attending Self-Chosen Death
Jun 1, 2012

In April the Farewell Foundation published Procedures for Attending a Self-Chosen Death.  The procedures guide our practices to support members who determine the time and manner of their deaths.  The decision to end one’s life should be made carefully, without undue influence, and when one has the capacity to make such a decision. 


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