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Mass of submissions delay NZ euthanasia bill deadline
May 31, 2018

According to Radio New Zealand, Parliament has extended the period for submissions on a euthanasia bill by six months, till March next year. The Justice Select Committee has received 35,000 submissions on Act leader David Seymour's End Of Life Choice bill, which would allow

Disappointing news from Portugal
May 30, 2018

We received a report from our friends in Portugal that yesterday (May 29, 2018) the Portuguese Parliament rejected four proposals to legalise euthanasia by a narrow margin of 5 votes (110 to 115 against). It will not be possible to

RWS Belgium celebrated 6th National Day of Dignity in Dying and Euthanasia
May 29, 2018

On Monday 28th of May 2018,  Flemish RtD Society RWS, celebrated the 6th National Day of Dignity in Dying and Euthanasia in Antwerp, Belgium. The theme was: Completed Life - what can it entail? Speakers amongst others were dr Philip Nitschke, dr Petra de Jong. This years celebration took place in the scope of 35 year of RWS.

California's End of Life Option Act in limbo
May 29, 2018

On May 16 Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia granted a motion of the law's opponents, saying the California State Legislature violated the state constitution by passing the law during a special session limited to healthcare.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday appealed

UK My Death My Decision (MDMD) published Newsletters
May 29, 2018

MDMD, UK based Society My Death My Decision, has published its spring 2018 (May) Newsletter. Read it here. The newsletters published before this can be read on their website.

Citizen's Initiative Finland voted down in Parliament
May 7, 2018

The Finnish citizen's Initiative to have legalisation of euthanasia in Finland along the lines of the BeNeLux model has finally failed to pass Parliament.

A special Social Affairs and Health Committee of the Finnish Parliament first heard

Facebook group The Right to Die started
Apr 29, 2018

James Park, from USA, started Facebook group The Right to Die. On which items can be published an discussed from all angles of the debate on end of life decisions.

Newsletter Dutch society De Einder April 2018 published
Apr 29, 2018

Dutch RtD group De Einder published its April 2018 Newsletter (in Dutch). You can read it here.

Colombia regulates the right of boys, girls and adolescents (NNA) to die through euthanasia
Apr 29, 2018

The Ministry of Health, ordered by the Constitutional Court, has recently issued a resolution in which it regulates the right of boys, girls and adolescents (NNA) to die through euthanasia (NNA). In this new regulation, the minor,

Newsupdate from DWD Canada 13 April 2018
Apr 29, 2018

News update of 13 April 2018 from DWD Canada published. Read it here.