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February 4, 2023

Canada to delay assisted dying for mental illness

The federal Canadian government is expected to introduce a law that sees Canada to delay assisted dying for mental illness as early as Thursday according to Global News.

Justice Minister David Lametti announced in December that Ottawa intended to seek the delay after hearing concerns the health-care system might not be prepared for an …


January 31, 2023

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Nitschke says the purpose of the 2023 meetings is to explain how elderly people can ensure they have end-of-life options, when they …


January 11, 2023

Why Nembutal is its own Safeguard

Why Nembutal is its own Safeguard

Yahoo reports that a Wisconsin woman has been jailed for allegedly poisoning her veterinarian husband’s coffee with animal euthanasia drugs, authorities said.

Amanda Chapin, 50, was arrested late last month for allegedly repeatedly poisoning her 70-year-old husband, Gary Chapin, with barbiturates. She was officially charged on Dec. 28 with …


December 31, 2022

French experts to develop glossary ahead of legislation

by Béatrice Jérôme, Le Monde

French experts to develop glossary ahead of legislation: Assisted dying, euthanasia & end of life

Legal experts, scientists and writers are working to deliver a glossary related to the topic by March, at the government’s request reports Le Monde.

Less than two months ago, writer Erik Orsenna was invited to lunch at the ministry …



November 14, 2022

Organ Donation after Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Organ Donation after Euthanasia in the Netherlands is rarely possible from home. Dutch GP Han Mulder and Anaesthesiologist-intensivist Hans Sonneveld believe that they have come up with a solution for people who want to donate their organs after euthanasia reports the newspaper, Trouw.

For people who die in their own homes after euthanasia, organ …


November 14, 2022

Professor Sean Davison joins Exit International

Professor Sean Davison joins Exit International.

Exit is delighted to welcome Sean Davison as a new executive director.

Prior to joining Exit, Professor Davison was Professor of Molecular Biology and DNA Forensics at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa.

Sean Davison is the Founder of Dignity South Africa.

From 2016 to …


November 8, 2022

Dutch right-to-die group fights to widen legal euthanasia boundaries

The Star

Dutch right-to-die group fights to widen legal euthanasia boundaries reports The Star.

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – A right-to-die group told judges on Monday that a Dutch law which allows physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands but criminalises others who help people end their own lives violates European human rights law and must be declared unlawful.…


October 1, 2022

Beyond State Borders in Assisted Suicide

Beyond State Borders in Assisted Suicide

A terminally-ill Connecticut woman is suing Vermont to drop their residency requirement for physician-assisted suicide.

Bridgeport resident Lynda Bluestein, in addition to a Vermont physician, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Burlington last month that argues the Green Mountain State’s residency requirement for medical aid in …


September 14, 2022

Jean-Luc Godard dies in Switzerland

Jean-Luc Godard dies in Switzerland. Lawyer confirms he chose to end life through assisted dying

The medical report on death of 91-year-old director said he had chosen to end his life

Jean-Luc Godard, the maverick French-Swiss director who revolutionised post-war cinema in Europe, died by assisted dying, his lawyer has confirmed.

The medical report on …