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September 30, 2018

Truth about Vomiting: Sept/Oct 2018 Peaceful Pill eHandbook Update

The September /Oct 2018 update to the online Peaceful Pill eHandbook will be all about vomiting. Vomiting is a vexed issue that causes much concern for many. Indeed, sometimes people are so concerned that they ‘worry themselves sick’.  However, this is largely needless worry. Vomiting can be addressed with a range of drugs and different […]


September 4, 2018

NuTech Cape Town 2018

NuTech is the premier new technologies in end of life choices group. Founded some 20 years ago by John Hofsess, Rob Neils, Philip Nitschke & Derek Humphry, NuTech meets regularly to showcase new ‘inventions, thinking, developments’ in practical DIY (do-it-yourself) end of life options. Last year (2017), NuTech was hosted in Toronto and live-streamed to […]


July 8, 2018

Exit Workshops 2018 & 2019

Forthcoming Exit International workshops in 2018 include: Adelaide, Australia (Monday, 29 Oct) Perth, Australia (Friday, 2 Nov) Canberra, Australia (Monday, 5 Nov) Wellington, New Zealand (Thursday, 8 Nov) Nelson, New Zealand (Saturday, 10 Nov) Auckland, New Zealand (Tuesday, 13 Nov) Full details can be found on the Exitinternational.net website under Programs – Workshops. 2019 Dates […]


May 28, 2018

Death with Dignity: the story of Bev & Athol Whiston

NRC Handelsblad, Nina van Hattum, Enzo van Steenbergen & Benjamin Kat

Documentary. Beverly (79) and Athol Whiston (80) chose to die together in Peru after they purchased and consumed a euthanatic substance. Although they were relatively healthy, they wanted euthanasia. That was not an option for them in Australia. In this documentary, Beverly and Athol, their son and friends reveal what they had to go through […]


May 28, 2018

David Goodall, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

Associated Press, PHILIPP JENNE

LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said. Exit International, the group that helped David Goodall carry out his wish, said the scientist was declared dead at 12:30 p.m. in Liestal, a town outside the city […]


May 4, 2018

NYT: Why Scientist David Goodall, 104, Wants to Die

Yonette Joseph, New York Times

David Goodall, 104, who is believed to be Australia’s oldest scientist, wants to die. But he can’t do it in his own country, where assisted suicide is banned. So on Wednesday, he took what was expected to be his last flight, bound for Europe, to accomplish his goal — and renewed a debate in Australia […]


April 16, 2018

A euthanasia expert just unveiled his ‘suicide machine’ at an Amsterdam funeral fair

The Washington Post, Amanda Erickson

It is not the most cheerful offering. But euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke thinks he is about to revolutionize how we die. At a funeral fair in Amsterdam last week, he showed off his “suicide machine.” The “Sarco,” short for sarcophagus, is designed to “provide people with a death when they wish to die,” Nitschke, an Australian national, told the […]


April 1, 2018

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