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Nembutal raids across France
Oct 27, 2019

On 15 October, members of organisation Ultime Liberte (WF member) were subject to early dawn raids by the French Police. In a tip-off by the US authorities (also in last July), the French Police went knocking on elderly people’s doors at 6am, demanding entry and that they hand over their drugs.

Exit International published its August-October 2019 Newsletter
Oct 26, 2019

 Exit International published its e-deliverance of the period August-October. 

UK police commissioners call for law review
Oct 25, 2019

On the 24th of October, 18 police and crime commissioners in the UK have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Justice, calling for an inquiry into the the current law on assisted dying.    

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 Western Australian Upper House in 2nd reading
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. 

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