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European Division of WFRtDS

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‘The Truth About End of Life Choices’ Forum 2018: watch Andrew Denton
Dec 3, 2018

On Sunday 11 November 2018, five hundred people gathered at North Sydney Leagues Club to hear Andrew Denton in conversation with a panel of eminent health professionals as they discussed the reality of end of life care in Australia and the choices we face when we die.

Final Exit Network USA published Newsletter November/December 2018
Dec 3, 2018

Final Exit Network USA published Newsletter November/December 2018. You can read it here.

DWD NSW published its Newsletter November 2018
Dec 3, 2018

DWD NSW published its Newsletter Novemnber 2018. Read it here.

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 4 magazine Relevant
Dec 3, 2018

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 4 magazine Relevant. The (English) summary can be read here. A full (Dutch only) copy can be seen here.

California's End of Life Option Act still under scrutiny?
Dec 3, 2018

The juridical battle about the legality of California's End-of-Life Option Act has for the time being turned into the right direction, when the Fourth District Court of Appeal overturned the district court decision nullifying the End of Life Option Act, ruling the physician plaintiffs who

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report
Dec 2, 2018

DWD National Center published its Fall 2018 Dignity Report.

American Family Physicians Assocation (AAFP) changes position on assisted suicide
Dec 2, 2018

Earlier this month the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with the American Medical Association (AMA) by adopting a position of “engaged neutrality” on assisted suicide and euthanasia The AMA, an umbrella group for dozens of American medical associations, opposes “aid in dying”.

New Organisation started in India
Dec 2, 2018

"IM Euthanasia India" announced their formation. The organisation will be dedicating their efforts to change the premises in the Indian legal system for a 'Right to Live and Die with Dignity'. As a start they produced and published a 25 minutes video on You Tube - see it here. IM Euthanasia India is currently considering joining the WFRtDS.

RtD-Europe biennial announced in September 2019
Dec 2, 2018

During a meeting (download the program here)  in Brussels in November, hosted by two members of the European Parliament (Hilde Vautmans [ALDE] and Josep-Maria Terricabras [Greesn/EFA]) on the instigation of DMD Catalunya and RtD-Europe,

Decrease in (reported) euthanasia cases in NL
Dec 2, 2018

The number of reported cases of euthanasia in 2018 has fallen for the first time since the practice was formalised in 2002. There were 4,600 cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands in the first nine months of this year, a drop of 9% on the same period in 2017. A number