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Dutch minister announces ruling about ‘active termination of life’ for younger children
Oct 14, 2020

On Oktober 13, Dutch Health minister Hugo de Jonge announced that he plans to make it possible to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die, in limited circumstances. 

October 14: DMD Mexico hosts webinar on euthanasia
Oct 12, 2020

On October the 14th, DMD Mexico hosts a webinar about the legal and ethical perspectives on euthanasia. Registrate free at

Dying with Dignity Queensland published its September 2020 Newsletter
Oct 10, 2020

Dying with Dignity Queensland (Australia) published its Newsletter of September 2020.  

Dying With Dignity Tasmania published its September 2020 Newsletter
Oct 10, 2020

Dying with Dignity Tasmania publishes Newsletter September 2020.

Belgian RWS publishes Magazine 2020-4
Oct 10, 2020

The Belgian (Dutch-speaking) Right to Die Society RWS published her (Flemish only) Magazine 2020-4, for the months October, November and December 2020. 

Go Gentle Australia publishes its Spring 2020 Newsletter
Oct 10, 2020

Go Gentle Australia published its Spring 2020 Newsletter: 

October 18: The Hemlock Society of San Diego hosts discussion on movie The Farewell Party
Oct 10, 2020

Take a break and enjoy a few laughs while watching The Farewell Party.  Join the Hemlock Society of San Diego via Zoom on Sunday, Oct. 18th to discuss the film.  Also included are links to a few new videos on our youtube channel. 

French ADMD publishes Newsletter 150 (June 2020)
Oct 10, 2020

The French Right to Die association ADMD (Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la  Dignité) published its Newsletter 150 (June 2020)

Assisted suicide bill reintroduced for consideration by Irish government
Oct 9, 2020

On Tuesday the 15th of September, a Dying with Dignity bill was reintroduced for consideration in the Dáil, the lower house of Ireland’s legislature. At the 7th of October, this bill has passed its first formal vote in the Dáil. 

Vatican calls for denial of the last sacraments to patients who chose euthanasia
Sep 30, 2020

gebouw congregatie geloofsleer Rome Patients who have chosen to die via euthanasia or assisted suicide should no longer receive the last rites. That is what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the guardian of Catholic doctrine, wrote in a new letter "Samaritanus Bonus". The letter was personally approved by Pope Francis.  


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