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The Exit Internationalist

March 7, 2019

Firefighter chooses Swiss option to leave

Mornington Peninsula News, Stephen Taylor

Firefighter’s farewell: Troy Thornton’s wife Christine and children Laura and Jack walk behind a piper past an honour guard of his CFA colleagues after Friday’s memorial service at the New Peninsula Baptist Church, Mt Martha. TROY Thornton, the former officer-in-charge at Mornington Fire Station who chose to end his life in a Swiss euthanasia clinic […]

March 3, 2019

‘Last moments were beautiful’: Wife remembers firefighter who died Swiss euthanasia clinic

Sydney Morning Herald, Simone Fox Koob

When Christine Thornton said goodbye to her husband at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland last week, he turned to her, told her he loved her, and said, “I’m going now”. They had spent four days by each other’s side, having coffee in Basel’s picturesque old town, eating cheese in the Swiss Alps and visiting the […]

February 23, 2019

Victorian firefighter dies in Swiss euthanasia clinic with wife at his bedside

The New Daily

Veteran Victorian firefighter Troy Thornton has died in a Swiss euthanasia clinic, leaving a powerful message for Australian politicians and voters. He wanted the nation to think deeply about the concept of dying well, and to challenge the notion that choosing death is somehow wrong. The 54-year-old died by lethal injection late on Friday, Australian […]

February 12, 2019

The Right to Choose Death

Sunday Business Post (IE), Siobhán Brett

Philip Nitschke is now 71 years of age, but he was almost 50 when he came up with a device he called a “deliverance machine”. The Australian doctor set up a bedside computer that was designed – once three unambiguous questions were answered affirmatively – to administer a lethal dose of barbiturates, intravenously, with one […]

January 20, 2019

Former Melbourne Fireman Troy Thornton Raises $16k

Former Melbourne fireman Troy Thornton has raised around $16,000 on crowd funding site, Go Fund Me, to help fund his trip to the Life Circle assisted suicide service in Basel Switzerland. Troy, who is suffering from Multiple System Atrophy, was forced to launch the campaign after Zurich service Dignitas refused to refund any part of […]

January 12, 2019

Convicted euthanasia advocate: ‘I was made a scapegoat’

The NZ Herald, Melissa Nightingale

Euthanasia is a divisive issue, but no matter what side of the debate you sit on, it’s difficult to dislike Suzy Austen. You may remember her name, or her face. Just the other day, a stranger in the supermarket hugged her, recognising Austen as the woman who was found guilty last year of importing the […]

January 2, 2019

Tech Ethics Issues We Should All Be Thinking About In 2019

Technology doesn’t police itself. New technologies require us to pay attention, voice our concerns constructively, and demand accountability when people are harmed. For the seventh year in a row, I’ve released a list of ten technologies that people should be aware of in the hopes of giving non-experts a window into what’s going on in labs […]

January 1, 2019

2019 Peaceful Pill Handbook – Ships March

There are 2 published versions of the Peaceful Pill Handbook: Print OR Online. 1. Online Edition – Peaceful Pill eHandbook Continuously updated with new information Available on 24 month subscription basis (US$85) Contains 50+ videos Allows access to Peaceful Pill Forums (on approval & after 1 month wait period) Printed from live URL secure line […]