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June 7, 2020

My friend chose an assisted death in Switzerland. Her dying wish was to tell you why

Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 16, 2019, Cindy Siegel Shepler drew her last breath in a spartan room in Basel, Switzerland. The 62-year-old American twisted a knob on her IV pole and soon fell asleep for the last time. I had stayed with her and her husband David in Knoxville, Tennessee, for their last […]

December 6, 2019

WA assisted dying laws pass through upper house


The West Australian government is set to end the year with legislative victory after its euthanasia laws passed the upper house. Legislative Council MPs on Thursday voted 24-11 in favour of the bill, bringing to an end several months of heated and emotional debate. The upper house made more than 50 amendments during marathon debate […]

November 26, 2019

Vast Majority Support Euthanasia – NL

Hollandse Hoogte / Frank Muller / Zorginbeeld @

Euthanasia should under certain circumstances be allowed, according to 87 percent of the adult population in the Netherlands. Conversely, 8 percent are opposed to euthanasia under all circumstances and 5 percent are unable or unwilling to say anything about it. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the survey Perceptions 2018. Religion plays an important […]

September 17, 2019

Philip Nitschke: WA dying laws will have to change for people like David Goodall

WA Today, Nathan Hondros

WA’s draft voluntary assisted dying laws would not have helped 104-year-old botanist David Goodall take his own life. Veteran euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says WA’s laws will have to change so people like Dr Goodall, who was not suffering a terminal illness, won’t be forced to travel to Switzerland to die. Veteran euthanasia campaigner Philip […]

September 3, 2019

Dutch D66 working on bill for assisted suicide for ‘completed life’

NL Times, Janene Pieters

Early next year Dutch Parliament coalition party D66¬†will submit a legislative proposal to make assisted suicide possible at the end of a “full” and “completed” life, parliamentarian Pia Dijkstra said in an interview with newspaper AD. The bill is a sensitive topic for Christian parties and coalition partners CDA and ChristenUnie, according to the newspaper. […]

July 25, 2019

Controversial euthanasia advocate ‘Dr Death’ unveils new 3D-printed suicide pod

Adam Mccleery, Daily Mail Australia

Controversial doctor to unveil new 3D-printed suicide pod on Gold Coast todayDr Philip Nitschke created the Sarco Pod after decades¬†of euthanasia advocacy He said the pod would provide an ‘almost euphoric’ end to the patient’s life The pod will be unveiled at the Disrupting Death workshop on the Gold Coast   A controversial doctor is […]