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March 16, 2017

Nikki Gemmell: I feel like I failed mum at last hurdle …

The Australian Women's Weekly (March 2017)

Editor’s Note Elayn Gemmell was a Life Member of Exit International. Dr Fiona Stewart remembers her as a polite, gentle but intensely independent woman. ‘Elayn was very grateful to Exit for the supportive environment it provided her. In some ways she is typical of our members: headstrong, independent and acutely aware of the unfairness of […]

February 26, 2017

Police stance was to not answer questions over details of euthanasia checkpoint

The Dominion Post, Tom Hunt

Police withheld information about a controversial operation because it would only open them up to further questions, emails reveal. But the stance – outlined in internal emails – has been defended by police, because which say revealing too much information could jeopardise ongoing inquiries or future court cases. In late 2016 Police ran Operation Painter, which saw officers […]

January 22, 2017

What If Steven McDonald’s Last 30 Years Hadn’t Happened?

Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

Some years ago — in 2001 — I interviewed Dr. Philip Nitschke, an international advocate for assisted suicide, based in Australia. He was candid during the course of the interview, admitting that the option to “give away” life should ultimately be available to “anyone who wants it, including the depressed, the elderly bereaved, [and] the […]

January 22, 2017

Most Kiwis support euthanasia for those with painful, incurable diseases

Rachel Thomas, Stuff NZ

Just 12 per cent of Kiwis are completely opposed to the legalisation of assisted dying, according to a University of Auckland study. In a survey of 15,822 people, 66 per cent supported euthanasia as a legal means of ending the lives of people with painful, incurable diseases. “There is strong public support for euthanasia when people are […]

January 14, 2017

New PRINT Peaceful Pill Handbook 2017 – shipping April

To celebrate the 10th year of continuous publication, Exit is releasing a new 2017 edition of the best-selling Peaceful Pill Handbook. The book will reflect the most up-to-date contents of the dynamic, online Peaceful Pill eHandbook. Order Now Book Contents Preface Chapter 1 – Introduction Chapter 2 – Suicide (euthanasia) & the Law Chapter 3 […]

January 9, 2017

Dutch Doctors Unwilling to give Euthanasia to Dementia Patients

Dutch News Daily

Doctors still do not dare to perform euthanasia on people with severe dementia who have made living wills expressing their wish to die, the Volkskrant said on Friday. A year ago, the justice and health ministries said the guidelines for performing euthanasia on people with severe dementia had been relaxed a little so that patients […]

January 1, 2017

TEDx Darwin: Philip Nitschke on Why Elderly Deserve Lethal Drugs

If euthanasia – a good death – is a civil right, should not the elderly be provided with the means to end their lives when and if they choose. This is the subject of Dr Philip Nitschke’s controversial & thought-provoking TEDx presentation, from Darwin in August 2016. Philip’s address is now available online. Philip’s TEDx […]

December 4, 2016

Philip Nitschke launches ‘militant’ campaign unrestricted adult access to euthanasia

Helen Davidson, The Guardian

The voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has launched a “militant” campaign to push for unrestricted adult access to a peaceful death. Nitschke announced the launch of Exit Action on Sunday morning, describing the new organisation as a subgroup of Exit International, which campaigns, runs workshops and distributes information on voluntary euthanasia. Exit Action said it […]