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WFRtDS Congress 2020

The next biennial WF Congress will be hosted by DMD Mexico and take place from 28 - 31 October 2020 in Mexico City.

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In a plea bargain agreement with the South African court I pleaded guilty to the three murder charges I faced and received a three-year house arrest sentence at my home in Cape Town.
I know there will be many people disappointed that I accepted a plea bargain, and did not go to trial. If I had done this I may have been found not guilty, and thereby lead to a law change. However, I was facing three life sentences in prison and the stakes were too high. I have three young children and my children want a father not a martyr.
I want to thank the thousands of people in South Africa and around the world who have sent messages of support and encouragement. The nine months since my arrest has been a harrowing time for me and my family, and this support has made it bearable.

Maine Death with Dignity Act probably tested by referendum
Jul 20, 2019

Maine will probably have a physician-initiated death referendum in November or June. This referendum could overturn the brandnew Death with Dignity Act that was signed into law last month. Opponents of the new law have until September 18, 2019, to collect and file 63,067 valid signatures.

Exit's 2019 Disrupting Death workshop tour about to commence on 25 July
Jul 20, 2019

Exit International starts '2019 Disrupting Death workshop tour' on the Gold Coast  (Australia) on 25 July. The workshop tour consists of 8 workshops, seven in Australia and the last one in London (27th of October - just before brExit). The tour is about a new short film about Exit's approach to the end of life choices. (and can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/345291400).

Lois Schafer (July 28, 1938 - June 23, 2019)
Jul 15, 2019

By Faye Girsh, San Diego.

When I became head of the national Hemlock Society in 1996 Lois Schafer was already there in our modest Denver office as a volunteer. I liked her quiet, unobtrusive, caring style. She was especially kind and gentle,

Life Circle president Erika Preisig gets suspended sentence and fine in assisted suicide case
Jul 14, 2019
On Tuesday the 9th of July, the criminal court from canton Basel-Country in north western Switzerland, handed her a 15-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of CHF20,000 ($20,137).


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The World Federation

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 54 right to die organizations from 27 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

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