October 9, 2022
What if there were a Shop for Nembutal?
Over summer, Exit’s Philip Nitschke made the trek to the Dutch city of Utrecht to have a look at the new XTC (ecstasy) pop-up shop, asking what if there were a Shop for Nembutal?
An initiative of the Poppi Drug Museum in Amsterdam and in partnership with the University of Utrecht, the purpose of the …
October 1, 2022
Backlog of Euthanasia Requests by Mental Health Sufferers
In a report to the Dutch Parliament this week, the Dutch Minister for Health, Ernst Kuipers, has reported on the problems associated with the backlog of euthanasia requests by mental health sufferers (inc those with dementia) in the Netherlands.
Reports such as this are a key element in the Netherland’s commitment to transparency in …
August 7, 2022
Pros & Cons of Couples Going Together
The Pros & Cons of Couples Going Together is a topic that needs comment, especially in light of the recent alleged botched double suicide of Exit Members Marijke and Tony Smyth in Queensland in Australia.
By Fiona Stewart
I want to compare this awful ordeal (at least as it was for Tony) with the orderly, …
July 29, 2022
Be careful who you tell
Be careful who you tell is the message from Exit’s long-time Melbourne Chapter Coordinator, Chris Lovelock.
After long and careful consideration and forethought Chris had made an Exit Plan. Chris told a ‘close friend’ about this plan. Unfortunately, the so-called ‘close friend’ then told the Police.
Here is what happened next to Chris in July …
June 5, 2022
Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope says Dr Anthony Latham
Legalising assisted suicide is a slippery slope says Dr Anthony Latham in the Scotsman. Not so fast says Exit!
When an opinion piece appears in the right to life press, my tendency is usually to dismiss it.
Because it is written for a specific, one-eyed readership, it is to be expected that the arguments …
May 22, 2022
The Swiss Option Just Got Harder
The Swiss Option Just Got Harder in what some say is a veiled attempt to stop foreigners having a VAD in Switzerland.
This week the Swiss Medical Association (SAMS) tightened its grip over when and how Swiss doctors can provide assisted suicide.
While, from a legal point of view, anyone in Switzerland can provide assisted …
March 6, 2022
Cancel Culture gets Uncancelled with Podcast Published
In January 2022 Exit Director Philip Nitschke was contacted by the ‘Let’s Get Psyched’ radio show and podcast series which is hosted by a group of psychiatrists/ psychologists at the University of California, Riverside with an invitation to take part in their program.
Let’s Get Psyched wrote:
‘The hosts at ‘Let’s Get Psyched’ would be …
February 6, 2022
Marie Fleming & Exit International Ireland
The Backstory of Marie Fleming & Exit International Ireland
I first met Marie Flemming in 2011, a few years before she died.
Having only recently become acquainted with Tom Curran, Tom had invited us down to his stone cottage in countryside Arklow for an evening meal.
At that time Marie was still able to speak …
December 12, 2021
Sarco goes Viral & the Backstory
Sarco goes Viral & the Backstory is a behind-the-scenes look at how the word Switzerland started trending globally on social media because of a story about the Sarco Assisted Suicide Capsule (as it has now become known).
NOTE – The February 2022 Update to the Peaceful Pill eHanbook features a new, revised chapter on the …
October 31, 2021
Fudging the Facts in the Azide Wars
This week in Fudging the Facts in the Azide Wars, my old colleague, psychiatrist Boudewijn Chabot wrote a prominent opinion piece in the Dutch newspaper NRC called ‘I can’t warn enough about Middel X’.
Normally, I would welcome an opinion from a fellow activist, but not this week.
Chabot’s column has sought to rewrite a …