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January 30, 2021

Portugal to Legalise Voluntary Euthanasia

France 24 - Reuters

Portugal’s parliament voted on Friday to legalise euthanasia, setting the country up to become the seventh in the world to allow terminally ill patients to seek assistance from a doctor to end their life. “With this vote, parliament added dignity to our democracy,” Left Bloc lawmaker Jose Manuel Pureza said, calling the approval by 136-78 […]

January 24, 2021

Ultime Liberté Board Members Arrested by French Police

Caroline M.Dermy, Le Journal de la Haute-Marne

Last Tuesday at 6:45 am, Claude Hury was awakened by the gendarmes of Oclaesp (Central Office for the Fight against Attacks on the Environment and Public Health). Indeed, the 71-year-old woman is president of the Ultime Liberté association. This association has been campaigning for the right to assisted suicide since 2009. Claude Hury and Armand […]

January 17, 2021

Selling Coals to Newcastle? The Dutch Discover Pegasos

Marten van de Wier, Trouw

Always on time, he is ready in the morning in the hall of his apartment. Kees Kentie (87 years) is ready in every way. He was counting down the days in the past week. Everyday actions are against him. Shaving: it’s exhausting. He’s looking forward to his last shave tomorrow. Today, July 22, 2020, Kees […]

January 4, 2021

New Doxit Podcast – Looking Back/ Looking Forward

Podcast No 17, 3 January 2021  The year that was thanks to COVID-19 but it was not all bad news. Exit’s Doxit Podcast ‘Looking Back Looking Forward’ reflects on the good and the bad to come out of the pandemic experience. For example, like so many organisations around the world, Exit moved our core […]

December 21, 2020

Spanish MPs vote in favour of law allowing euthanasia under strict conditions

AP

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s parliament voted Thursday to approve a bill that will allow physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia for long-suffering patients of incurable diseases or unbearable permanent conditions. The bill, which was backed by Spain’s left-wing coalition government and several other parties, passed in a 198-138 vote. The conservative Popular Party and the far-right Vox […]

December 21, 2020

Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear …

Thank you to everyone in the Exit International community for their support and goodwill in this most terrible of years. Exit will start back in 2021 with the first of our monthly Snippets. The first Snippet will be held at 21.00 GMT on Wednesday 27 January 2021. Use the Time Zone Converter to determine your […]

December 14, 2020

Austria Lifts Ban on Assisted Suicide

EN24 World

Severely ill people in Austria will now have the right to end their lives with the help of another person, the Constitutional Court ruled yesterday, lifting the ban on assisted suicide, DPA reported. However, killing a person at his request remains illegal, the higher judicial institution stressed. Several citizens have asked judges to repeal the […]

December 13, 2020

New Doxit Podcast – Legal Wave of Change

From 25 years ago when voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill was so controversial that the Federal Government of Australia used a hitherto unknown section of the Australian Constitution (s122) to overturn the Northern Territory’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act to today when politicians can’t act fast enough getting behind assisted dying laws as […]