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New Zealand End of Life Choice Bill probably be decided in referendum next year
Oct 24, 2019

On the night of Wednesday October 23, David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill was amended to include a binding referendum on whether it should come into force. This means that New Zealanders will likely be asked to decide whether euthanasia should be legal in a referendum at the 2020 election. 

VAD bill passed now also Western Australian Upper House
Oct 23, 2019

On Wednesday 23 October 2019, the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passed one of its biggest hurdles after the Upper House voted 25 to 10 in favour of the Bill at the Second Reading.

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies by voluntary euthanasia at the age of 40
Oct 22, 2019

On Tuesday October 22, Paralympian Marieke Vervoort dies by voluntary euthanasia. 

New Swiss voluntary assisted dying clinic (Pegasos) opens in Basel
Oct 21, 2019

This August, a new Swiss voluntary assisted dying (VAD) association was established. The name is Pegasos and the organisation is based in Basel.

Swiss EXIT official found guilty of helping a woman who wanted to die
Oct 19, 2019

A court in Geneva has given a suspended sentence to the regional vice-president of EXIT, Pierre Beck, for helping an 86-year-old woman to die when she was not sick.

Canadian Alzheimer Society won't fight potential legal changes allowing patients to make advance requests for MAID
Oct 17, 2019

 The Alzheimer Society of Canada has changed a key aspect of its stand on medical assistance in dying, saying it will no longer fight potential legal changes that would allow dementia patients to make advance requests for the procedure.

Dutch government publishes report about end of life decisions regarding minors
Oct 15, 2019

End september the Dutch government publishes a report about the way physicians and parents deal with the end of life of minors. The report can be read here, only in Dutch. 

Trudeau says that if reelected he will relax the Canadian assisted dying law
Oct 13, 2019

On Thursday the 10th of October, liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said that if re-elected, he would 'relax' the federal assisted dying laws, created by his own government, within six months.

EXITUS RY Finland launches Living Will
Oct 10, 2019

On October 8, 2019 Exitus Ry Finland launches the idea of a “Dying Will” (advance directive). The idea is that someone can declare and sign his/her position concerning assisted dying in certain circumstances when the prognosis is poor and she/he is suffering. A lot

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2019-4
Oct 6, 2019

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2019-4, for the months Oktober, November and December 2019. 

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