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Dignitas reacts to Swiss guideline "Handling Dying and Death"
Jul 1, 2018

Dignitas reacts (in German)  to Swiss guideline "Handling Dying and Death" issued by Swiss Akademie der Medizinische Wissenschaften. Dignitas concludes it to be rtooted in fallacies. See the (German) Press Statement here.

Dignitas reagiert auf "Handling Dying and Death"
Jul 1, 2018

Noel Conway: Terminally-ill man loses assisted dying challenge
Jul 1, 2018

Noel Conway, 68, who has motor neurone disease, has fought a legal battle for the right to a "peaceful and dignified" death.The retired lecturer challenged an earlier High Court rejection of his case at a hearing in May. Mr Conway, from Shrewsbury, said he now intends to take his fight to the Supreme Court. Mr Conway

Spain takes step closer to euthanasia law ?
Jul 1, 2018

El Pais (June 27, 2018) reports: Spanish Congress on Tuesday agreed to consider a bill drafted by the governing Socialist Party (PSOE) to make euthanasia a new personal right that would be available through Spain’s public healthcare system.

Counter measure taken by German Ministry of Health against progressive judgement
Jul 1, 2018

Deutsche Welle (June 30, 2018) reports: The German Ministry of Health on Friday called for the medical regulatory body to stop allowing seriously ill people access to euthanasia drugs. The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical

Before Forever After:When Conversations About Living Meet Questions About Dying
Jun 30, 2018

Helena Dolny, writer of Before Forever After believes we’d live better and suffer less if we were to talk about dying more readily.  It was Archbishop Desmond Tutu who told her: ‘This taboo about not talking about dying needs to be challenged.’  She took up this challenge, set out to interview a broad range of

Venezuela professor publishes a new book on euthanasia
Jun 30, 2018

Rafael Aguiar, a professor of Health Law in Venezuela, has been defending the fundamental right to die in Venezuela for 20 years now. His new book "Derecho a Morir con Dignidad: principios fundamentales" has to be seen as an update from

Venezuela profesor publicara nuevo libro
Jun 30, 2018

Rafael Aguiar, profesor de derecho de la salud en Venezuela, ha estado defendiendo el derecho fundamental a morir en Venezuela desde hace 20 años. Su nuevo libro "Derecho a morir con dignidad: principios fundamentales"  tiene que ser visto como una actualización de su anterior libro "Eutanasia: mitos y realidades" (2004). El libro

California's end-of-life act stays in limbo
Jun 17, 2018

California's limbo continues, uncertainty for the future as well! The Appellate Court in California this week granted Compassion Choices emergency petition to stay the Superior Court's decision to invalidate the End of Life Option Act (see earlier news here). This means

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169
Jun 1, 2018

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169, read it here.