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Guernsey's attempt to legalize medical aid in dying failed
May 31, 2018

An attempt to legalize assisted-dying in Guernsey has been defeated by a vote of 24 to 14 in the States of Deliberation of the Parliament after a three-day debate. Members of the legislature voted against a requete (the bill) proposed by the Guernsey chief minister, Gavin St Pier. A series of

Dignity South Africa publishes News Update
May 31, 2018

Dignity South Africa publishes News Update. Read it here.

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 2 magazine Relevant
May 31, 2018

Dutch NVVE publishes its 2018 - 2 magazine Relevant. Read here the (English) summary, or click here for the (Dutch) full version.

Dignitas 20 years
May 31, 2018

On Thursday 17 May 2018 the non-profit member society “DIGNITAS – To live with dignity – To die with dignity” celebrated its twentieth anniversary. In the twenty years of its operation the member society has seen significant success in relation to freedom of choice and self-determination in life and life’s end.

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

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