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Dignitas publishes May 2019 Newsletter
May 21, 2019

The non-profit member society DIGNITAS establishes a fund for financing legal proceedings and a fund for granting reduction/exemption of membership fees for persons living in modest economic circumstances – donations are welcome.  Read it in their newsletter of May 2019.

My Death My Decision (MDMD) publishes Spring 2019 Newsletter
May 21, 2019

MDMD, the UK based Right to Die society My Death My Decision, has published its spring 2019 Newsletter. 

Belgian physician dismissed of legal proceedings
May 6, 2019

On Friday the 26th of April, Belgian physician Marc van Hoey was dismissed of further legal proceedings for his assistance in the suicide of Simona de Moor. The Court, and earlier also the Public Prosecutor, decided that the physician's acting was not 'euthanasia' and that therefore the proceedings would not continue.

Exit International invites to the launch of Sarco on May 9/10 in Venice
May 6, 2019

exit_minusintHR.jpgExit International would like to invite the members of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies and others to the Launch of Sarco. This launch will be held at Venice Design 2019 on 9/10 May in Venice.  

Quick end for Death with Dignity Bill in Nevada
Apr 25, 2019

After a Death with dignity bill was put on the agenda in Nevada last February, this bill already died. The state Senate failed to take a vote on the measure ahead of a Tuesday legislative deadline that decides whether bills move on.

Chinese lawmakers start to argue on legalising euthanasia
Apr 25, 2019

This week, a group of Chinese legislators argued for legalising euthanasia during a review of a draft amendment to the country's civil laws.

The discussion was started by the National People's Congress (NPC), China’s to legislature. Li Jie, a deputy to the NPC, told state media many cancer patients in the terminal stages feel acute pain and would choose euthanasia if available

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2019-2
Apr 23, 2019

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) quarterly magazine, for the months April, May and June 2019. In this magazine, they announce their annual 'day of dignified dying': this year at the 28th of May. This year's topic is up to date and alive: "Early care planning in residential care centers." This topic is about

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 53
Apr 23, 2019

End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 53

De Einder publishes April 2019 Newsletter
Apr 21, 2019

Dutch Society De Einder, published its April 2019 Newsletter. Read it here 

Dutch lawsuit (Heringa) has come to a final end
Apr 21, 2019

In the Netherlands, the lawsuit about assisted suicide from a son (Albert Heringa) to his mother (Moek Heringa) has come to an end. On the 16th of April, the Dutch Supreme Court reached its final verdict: that the ruling of the Court of Appeal from 2018, that Heringa was punishable to the crime of assisted suicide, could hold stand.

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