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South Australian VES asks for help
Jun 29, 2019

South Australia has restarted activities towards an End-of-Life Choices act: a Joint Committee on End of Life Choices has been established, which is now calling for submissions (just a few lines, or as long as you like). SAVES (South Australian WF member) calls for help in this: submissions are more than welcome, they may come from everywhere around the globe; deadline is August 2, 2019. Visit for information SAVES special website.

Thank you for support for Sean Davison
Jun 21, 2019

In a plea bargain agreement with the South African court I pleaded guilty to the three murder charges I faced and received a three-year house arrest sentence at my home in Cape Town.
I know there will be many people disappointed that I accepted a plea bargain, and did not go to

Vincent Lambert was allowed to die, but not
Jun 20, 2019

Monday morning the 20th of May, the treatment of Vincent had stopped, just as the diet and fluid administration. But a few hours later a judge in Paris ruled that the 42-year-old Frenchman Vincent Lambert, who had been in the vegetative state for 11 years, was not yet allowed to die.

Breaking News: Sean Davison accepts plea bargain
Jun 20, 2019

19 June, 2019: Sean Davison has accepted a plea bargain with the court. He is placed under house arrest for three years. The risks for being convicted with life sentences was too high for Sean, considering his three children.  News 24 gives a detailed report of the agreement and its consequences.

Australia's first euthanasia law in effect
Jun 19, 2019

As of today, June 19, 2019, Victoria Australia has a new euthanasia law. Worth celebrating. Though it is labelled as the most conservative law in the world, it is a law giving under conddition choices for Victorians.

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 151 (1st of 2019)
Jun 16, 2019

ADMD Belgium published its Newsbulletin nr 151, first quarter of 2019 (French only).

Rodney Syme honoured as Member of the Order of Australia
Jun 11, 2019

Dr Rodney Syme, a longtime advocate for euthanasia, is being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to social welfare initiatives and law reform. 

Hastings Center is going to research dementia and the end of life
Jun 11, 2019

The Hastings Center has announced a new and very important research project: Dementia and the Ethics of Choosing When to Die.

DWD Canada publishes May 2019 news: A court victory in Ontario and advance requests
Jun 8, 2019

  Dying with Dignity Canada published its May 2019 Newsletter.

Dying with dignity Tasmania publishes Newsletter 2019-1
Jun 8, 2019

Right to die organisation (although not a member of the Worldfederation) Dying with dignity Tasmania publishes is first newsletter of 2019

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