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Weekly conference on completed life this September and Oktober
Aug 25, 2020

The Completed Life Initiative, founded in 2019, invites us for a six-week virtual conference exploring what it means to live a completed life. Noted speakers will survey a spectrum of cases of people who have lived a completed life and those who have not. Walk along as speakers lay out a plan to implement a legal, medical, and ethical framework to allow those who have led a completed life to end their lives with dignity. Read it all here:

Dying with Dignity NSW publishes its Winter 2020 Newsletter
Aug 16, 2020

Dying with Dignity New South Wales published its Winter 2020 Newsletter.

Good results for liver transplantation after euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium
Aug 16, 2020

A liver donated after euthanasia can be transplanted just as well as a liver donated after a 'normal' death. This has emerged from research by medical researcher Marjolein van Reeven, who is affiliated with the Erasmus MC Department of Surgery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

WF president Sean Davison struck off medical register in New Zealand
Aug 14, 2020

Sean Davison.On the 11th of August, World Federation president Sean Davison, who received a three-year house arrest sentence at his home in Cape Town, has been struck off a register of medical professions in New Zealand. 

Great support among psychiatrists in Belgium to retain euthanasia as option in psychiatric suffering
Aug 12, 2020

On Tuesday the 11th of August, the End-of-life Care Research Group (VUB-UGent) published a study about the willingness among psychiatrists to take a concrete, active role in euthanasia procedures when it comes to psychiatric suffering. The results are ambiguous.

First data published about the effect of the New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act
Aug 10, 2020

On Friday the 31st of July 2020, the state Department of Health of New Jersey released their 2019 Data Summary about the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, that is in force since the 1st of August last year. 

Judicial supervision in France for a 87-year-old woman who helped her husband to die
Aug 9, 2020

Begin August, in France, a 87-year-old woman was indicted and placed under judicial control, suspected of having killed her 90-year-old husband. The woman, who admitted to having killed him to shorten his suffering, was taken into custody. She was indicted but left free, under judicial supervision.

Uruguayan RTD Society is born, together with a bill to legalize euthanasia in Uruguay
Aug 5, 2020

On August 5, 2020, GRUPO DE APOYO PARA UNA MUERTE ASISTIDA DIGNA EN URUGUAY (M.A.D.U) is born in public. At the same time there is a bill in Uruguay's parliament to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide, presented by senator Ope Pasquet.  

Associazione Luca Coscioni publishes press release
Aug 3, 2020

In reaction to the acquittal of Mina Welby and Marco Cappato by the Court of Appeal of Massa on the 27th of July, Associazione Luca Coscioni came with a press release (Italian). 
You can read the English version here. (Thanks to Joop Agterberg for the translation.)

This September: New Zealand referendum on VAD - can you help?
Aug 3, 2020

New Zealanders are voting in a referendum in September to pass their End of Life Choice Act into law. Dying with Dignity New South Wales (Australia) asks for help to ensure this referendum succeeds.


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