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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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February 17, 2018

Lessons from Assisted Suicide Trial of Suzy Austen – March 2018 Update

On 12 February 2018, a court trial involving Exit’s Wellington Chapter Coordinator Suzy Austen took place in the High Court in the New Zealand. Suzy was charged with importing Nembutal (x2) into NZ and assisting a fellow Exit Member in her suicide. The trial concluded on Friday 23 February with Suzy being found guilty of […]

December 24, 2017

Newsweek: Meet the Elon Musk of Assisted Suicide

Newsweek, Nicole Goodkind

Meet the Elon Musk of Assisted Suicide, Whose Machine Lets You Kill Yourself Anywhere Dr. Philip Nitschke considers himself the Elon Musk of assisted suicide—and his latest death machine, the Sarco, is his Tesla. Newsweek spoke with the 70-year-old doctor immediately after the state of Victoria in Australia, his home country, voted this week to legalize […]

December 21, 2017

Tech Problems

Important Notice to Subscribers The Peaceful Pill eHandbook is currently experiencing technical issues. We hope to have the site live again shortly. Our apologies. Team Exit ECT: 8.10am, Thursday 21 December 2017