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In Peru a paralyzed woman is campaigning for the right to end her own life
Jan 4, 2020

Almost completely paralyzed by a terminal illness, 42-year-old Peruvian Ana Estrada says she is a "prisoner in her own body" and yearns to be legally allowed to end her own life. But Peru doesn't permit medically assisted suicide, so Estrada is campaigning for a change in the law.

Alzheimer's disease and assisted dying in UK
Dec 30, 2019

As in many countries around the world, according to figures from the UK Office of National Statistics show that the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continues to rise. 1 in 8 of all deaths in England and Wales were caused by dementia in 2018.

The subject of dementia and assisted dying is complex and raises a minefield of ethical issues. A new book,

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Summer 2019 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2019

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Summer 2019 Newsletter.

De Einder publishes December 2019 Newsletter
Dec 26, 2019

Dutch Society De Einder published its December 2019 Newsletter. Read it in Dutch and English.

Marco Cappato definitively acquitted for assisting DJ Fabo in his suicide
Dec 26, 2019

On Monday December 23, Marco Cappato was finally acquitted of assisted suicide. This decision followed the Constitutional Court landmark ruling of last month.  

End of Life Washington presents annual report 2019
Dec 22, 2019

End of Life Washington presents their Annual Report 2019.

Next year: End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020 tabled in Tasmania
Dec 22, 2019

Next year, Mike Gaffney will be tabling a Private Member’s Bill in the Tasmanian Legislative Council: the End of Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) Bill 2020.

End of Life Choice New Zealand publishes its Newsletter issue 55
Dec 22, 2019

 End of Life Choice New Zealand published its Newsletter issue 55

First steps to legislation of euthanasia in Majorca, Ibiza and other Balearic islands
Dec 15, 2019

Begin December, the Balearic Parliament has approved a proposal to decriminalise euthanasia. The Balearic Islands, of which Mallorca and Ibiza form part, are one of the autonomous communities of Spain. The proposal follows a law that was approved in 2015. 

West Australia now 2nd state in Australia with a VAD law!
Dec 11, 2019

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has cleared its final hurdle in the Legislative Assembly, with members accepting all amendments made in the Upper House. This makes Western Australia the second State in the nation to pass a contemporary, compassionate and safe voluntary assisted dying law.


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