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Spain takes step closer to euthanasia law ?
Jul 1, 2018

El Pais (June 27, 2018) reports: Spanish Congress on Tuesday agreed to consider a bill drafted by the governing Socialist Party (PSOE) to make euthanasia a new personal right that would be available through Spain’s public healthcare system.

Counter measure taken by German Ministry of Health against progressive judgement
Jul 1, 2018

Deutsche Welle (June 30, 2018) reports: The German Ministry of Health on Friday called for the medical regulatory body to stop allowing seriously ill people access to euthanasia drugs. The request to the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical

NuTech to organise a meeting in Cape Town
Jul 1, 2018

NuTech is considering the possibility to set up a NuTech gathering in Cape Town in September 2018 to follow the WF Conference; this could take place on Sunday September 9, after the WFRtDS delegates meeting, or else on Monday 10.

Before Forever After:When Conversations About Living Meet Questions About Dying
Jun 30, 2018

Helena Dolny, writer of Before Forever After believes we’d live better and suffer less if we were to talk about dying more readily.  It was Archbishop Desmond Tutu who told her: ‘This taboo about not talking about dying needs to be challenged.’  She took up this challenge, set out to interview a broad range of

Venezuela professor publishes a new book on euthanasia
Jun 30, 2018

Rafael Aguiar, a professor of Health Law in Venezuela, has been defending the fundamental right to die in Venezuela for 20 years now. His new book "Derecho a Morir con Dignidad: principios fundamentales" has to be seen as an update from

California's end-of-life act stays in limbo
Jun 17, 2018

California's limbo continues, uncertainty for the future as well! The Appellate Court in California this week granted Compassion Choices emergency petition to stay the Superior Court's decision to invalidate the End of Life Option Act (see earlier news here). This means

DWD Canada publishes News Update May 2018
Jun 1, 2018

DWD Canada publishes News Update May 2018, read it here.

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169
Jun 1, 2018

Japanese Society JSDD publishes its Newsletter 169, read it here.

Annual Report Dutch Review Committees 2107 published
Jun 1, 2018

The Dutch Euthanasia Review Committees published their 2017 report. Main outcomes are:

In 2017 the Review Committees received 6585 reports( 2016: 6091), which is 4,4% (2016: 4%) of all 150.027 deaths in the Netherlands (2016: 148.973).

104-year old Australian scientist ended his life in Switzerland
May 31, 2018

In a case which has attracted world-wide attention, 104-year-old Australian scientist Dr David Goodall went to Switzerland to die at Lifecircle . Dr  Goodall, a distinguished ecologist who retired in 1979, was frail but not terminally ill. Hence he would not have been eligible to move to the Australian state of Victoria to die there under its new euthanasia legislation. Dr Goodall was

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