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Developments in Massachusetts
Jul 9, 2020

A bill that would give the terminally ill the option of ending their own lives medically is making its way through the Massachusetts legislature. The bill, titled “An Act relative to end of life options,” was recommended for acceptance by the joint committee on Public Health on June 8th. 

Dignitas publishes May 2020 Newsletter
Jul 1, 2020

The Swiss member society DIGNITAS published their May 2020 newsletter.

An update from Luxembourg
Jun 29, 2020

It was in 2012 that we last published a newsletter of the Luxembourg Right to Die Society. It's time for an update!  

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2020-3
Jun 24, 2020

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2020-3, for the months July, August and September 2020. 

Victorian VAD law now 1 year in use
Jun 23, 2020

One year and 4 days ago (on 19 June 2019), Victoria’s historic voluntary assisted dying laws commenced. Despite opponents predicting a tsunami of death, the VAD Review Board’s report on the first 6 months of operation showed that the regime is working safely and effectively. On the first anniversary of these laws coming into operation there were a number of stories reported in the media.

De Einder published its Newsletter May 2020
Jun 7, 2020

De Einder published its Newsletter May 2020 (in Dutch only). Articles on the Supreme Court verdict on the euthanasia for an advanced dementia (acquitted), report on a meeting on the position of next of kin in situations of (requests for) euthanasia and some organizational issues.

Lecretia Seales Memorial panel discussion in Wellington New Zealand
May 28, 2020

On Thursday 4 June 2020 the Faculty of Law Victoria of the University of Wellington will launch a recorded panel discussion on Seales v Attorney General and subsequent law reform.  This milestone event is given in honor of lawyer and law reform advocate Lecretia Seales and marks the fifth anniversary of both the decision on the case and Lecretia's death. For the first time, Lecretia's counsel,

DMD Colombia publishes its May 2020 (nr 71) bulletin
May 28, 2020

DMD Colombia publishes its May 2020 (nr 71) bulletin. It can be read here (Spanish only)

Death with Dignity National Center published the Spring 2020 issue of The Dignity Report
May 22, 2020

The Death with Dignity National Center published the Spring 2020 issue of The Dignity Report. This report features updates on grassroots partnerships and legislative activity. Read it here

Vatican strips Belgian group of ‘Catholic’ label over euthanasia
May 17, 2020

The Vatican has put its foot down on a Belgian Catholic group over euthanasia and has declared that it can no longer be considered “Catholic”. The Brothers of Charity, a religious congregation founded in the 19th century, runs 15 highly-respected psychiatric hospitals. In


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