April 25, 2021
Australia Border Force Seize Peaceful Pill Handbook
It is perhaps ironic that the very week that ABC TV screens Laura’s Choice documentary – a film that features the Peaceful Pill Handbook – that Australia Border Force Seize Peaceful Pill Handbook – copies that have been properly ordered from OS by seriously ill, older Australians.
This is now 2 editions of the book …
March 28, 2021
Assisted Dying and Organ Donation
At Exit, we are often asked about assisted dying and organ donation. For example, is it possible to donate one’s organs after a suicide or, in the context of an assisted dying law, after the assisted death/ assisted suicide.
In general, the answer has always been no, except in countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium …
March 7, 2021
The First Place in the World
Very Brief History
On 1 July 1995, the Northern Territory of the Australia became the first place in the world to pass an assisted dying law.
The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (ROTI) was that law.
On 1 July 1996, the full implementation of the law occurred.
On 22 September 1996, the law was …
January 31, 2021
Vale – Kevin Andrews Loses Preselection
International readers may well ask who is Kevin Andrews?
In a nutshell, he’s the guy whose private member’s bill in the Australian Parliament (The Euthanasia Laws Act) led to the overturning of the world’s first voluntary euthanasia law – the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (NT) (ROTI) in 1996.
A Catholic extremist…
December 8, 2020
Mental Illness & the Good Death
This blog entry has been prompted by the recent wave of law reform occurring in Australia and its neighbour, New Zealand.
From a rocky start some 25 years ago when the Northern Territory (one of Australia’s 3 territories vis a vis states) passed the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (the law lasted only …
November 8, 2020
Dying in Switzerland during COVID-19
This week’s news has concerned an anonymous 45 year old British woman (Ms Anon) who went public with her plight to die.
According to the media reports, her story went like this.
She had gone from working in a senior position in the NHS (National Health Service). But then got the diagnosis so many women …
November 1, 2020
NZ Votes Yes to Voluntary Euthanasia
On Saturday 17 October 2020, New Zealand held its most recent federal election.
Coupled with the election were 2 referenda.
One on euthanasia, the other on cannabis.
In counting to date, around 65% of voters voted in favour of legalising assisted suicide/ assisted dying for the terminally ill. The final result will not be known …
October 18, 2020
Letter from Ireland Doxit Podcast
Exit first met Tom Curran in 2008 when he attended our initial Irish workshop at the Seomra Spraoi anarchist collective in Dublin (because no other booked venue would host the public meeting and workshop): such was the controversy surrounding assisted suicide/ assisted dying in Ireland.
Fast forward a decade, and Tom has become the legitimate …
September 6, 2020
Getting to know Sean Davison Podcast
I’ve known of Sean Davison a lot longer than I’ve known the man.
But the more I talk to him and listen, the more amazed I am at his goodwill towards the world.
When Sean says he had no choice but to help the three men in South Africa who he would later …
August 16, 2020
Sarco X Arrives with Oxygen Dropping to < 0.6% in 50 Seconds
After more than two years in development, Exit is pleased to say the latest version of the Sarco euthanasia capsule – Sarco X – has passed its final round of laboratory testing.
What does this mean you ask?
It means that Sarco is ready for use!
Sarco X is the 5th iteration of the …