May 9, 2021
Swiss doctor is cleared of murder for a second time
A Swiss doctor is cleared of murder for a second time for helping a mentally ill woman take her life has once more been cleared of intentional homicide.
A Swiss appeals court in canton Basel rejected attempts by prosecutors to overturn a 2019 verdict that had cleared the doctor of murder. The court upheld the …
April 11, 2021
Dutch Group CLW Push for Demedicalisation of Euthanasia Laws
Agence France Presse
The action titled ‘Dutch Group CLW Push for Demedicalisation of Euthanasia Laws’ are suing the Dutch state for infringing their right to privacy.
The Coöperatie Laatste Wil (CLW), together with thirty Dutch citizens, is taking the Dutch State to court to create the legal right for voluntary, elective dying at a time of one’s choosing …
February 21, 2021
The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die
Katie Engelhart, New York Times
Ms. Engelhart is a freelance journalist who has reported extensively on aging. She is the author of the forthcoming book “The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die.” This extract is based on her research work.
‘We Are Going to Keep You Safe, Even if It Kills Your Spirit’
For the millions of Americans living …
February 20, 2021
Canadians vote for assistance in dying
OTTAWA — Canadians vote for assistance in dying
Canadians expand assistance in dying in their Senate with Senators passing a revised version of Bill C-7 was passed in the Senate by a vote of 66-19, with three abstentions according to the Huffington Post.
The bill is intended to extend eligibility for assisted dying to …
January 30, 2021
Portugal Votes to Legalise Euthanasia
France 24 - Reuters
Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, setting the country up to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life according to France 24.
“With this vote, parliament added dignity to our democracy,” Left Bloc lawmaker Jose Manuel Pureza said, …
December 6, 2020
Laura’s Choice Feature Documentary
Three years in the making by Sam Lara & Cathy Henkel, Laura’s Choice Feature Documentary about their grandmother/ mother Laura Henkel’s life and death (at Pegasos) received a standing ovation at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in December 2020.
The film will premiere in Melbourne on 28 February 2001.
Laura’s Choice Feature Documentary …
October 4, 2020
FB Posts satirize saying Hawaii bought ‘passing assistance pods’
USA Today, McKenzie Sadeghi
Fact check: Posts satirize euthanasia law, saying Hawaii bought ‘passing assistance pods’
McKenzie Sadeghi | USA TODAY
The claim: Hawaii bought dozens of ‘passing assistance pods’ following the legalization of assisted suicide
Social media posts across Facebook are sharing a satirical view of euthanasia, claiming Hawaii purchased 30 “passing assistance pods.”
The claim originated on …
September 24, 2020
The Irish Times view on assisted suicide
The Irish Times - Editorial
TD Gino Kenny’s Dying with Dignity Bill has reopened an important debate about the right of doctors to assist the terminally ill end their lives at a time of their choosing. The argument, supporters insist, is not about undermining an imperative to preserve life at all costs, but personal autonomy in end-of-life care.
In Europe, …
September 6, 2020
Facebook Prevents Man Live-Streaming his Death
Facebook says it will prevent a Frenchman suffering from an incurable disease from broadcasting live his own death.
Alain Cocq, 57, was planning to air his final days after starting to refuse food, drink and medicine on Saturday.
President Emmanuel Macron had previously rejected his request for euthanasia.
Mr. Cocq wants the law in France …
August 17, 2020
Sean Davison Struck Off in NZ
IOL Cape Times, Francesca Villette
Cape Town – Euthanasia advocate Professor Sean Davison’s plans to move back to his birth country have been abandoned after he was charged with professional misconduct and struck off the medical register in New Zealand.
He said he still failed to understand why “helping three men to end their unbearable suffering” made him unfit to …