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October 20, 2020

Finnish National Broadcaster Features Exit International in new Documentary TV Series

YLE TV Finland

In February 2020, Philip Nitschke travelled to Helsinki to meet with lawyers about the possible use of Sarco in that country. The news was promising. A new Finnish TV series by Olof Films is currently screening Sunday nights in Finland on the national broadcaster, YLE. The series titled ‘Time to Die’ documents the end of […]

October 13, 2020

Dutch to Clarify Law on Euthanasia for Children aged > 1 year

Dutch News

The Dutch government is discussing whether to change or clarify the law to help terminally sick children aged between one and 12 to die. In a cabinet meeting earlier this week, health minister Hugo de Jonge raised the issue of a ‘grey area’ between doctors giving palliative sedation to relieve the suffering of these young […]

October 11, 2020

From social ‘evil’ to Supreme Court Scrutiny: journey to Ireland’s landmark assisted dying vote


THE POSSIBILITY OF assisted dying being made legal took a huge step this week when TDs voted to send the Dying with Dignity Bill to committee stage in the Dáil. The bill seeks to legislate for assisted dying in limited circumstances and allows for medical professionals to help some terminally ill patients to end their own lives. In […]

October 10, 2020

New Date: Coffee & Chat with Philip

Exit invites all members to register now for end-of-year Coffee & Chat / Afternoon Tea sessions (online) with Exit Founder & Director Philip Nitschke. These special, informal Coffee & Chat / Afternoon Tea sessions will be a great way for Philip to speak to Exit Members in a relaxed, friendly session. As numbers will be […]

October 8, 2020

IRELAND: Dying with Dignity Bill Moves to Committee Stage after Vote

The Irish Times, Marie O'Halloran & Pat Leahy

TDs have voted down a Government proposal to refer the Dying with Dignity Bill to a special Oireachtas committee to consider the legislation and report back within 12 months by 86 to 65 votes. Instead, the legislation sponsored by People Before Profit will now progress to the committee stage. All TDs in the three Government […]

October 4, 2020

USA Today – Posts satirize Euthanasia Law: Hawaii bought ‘passing assistance pods’

USA Today, McKenzie Sadeghi

Posts satirize euthanasia law, saying Hawaii bought ‘passing assistance pods’ USA Today, McKenzie Sadeghi The claim: Hawaii bought dozens of ‘passing assistance pods’ following the legalization of assisted suicide Social media posts across Facebook are sharing a satirical view of euthanasia, claiming Hawaii purchased 30 “passing assistance pods.” The claim originated on a satirical Facebook page, The State of Hawaii, which […]

October 4, 2020

‘Willingness on all sides’ sees assisted dying become political reality ahead of Dáil vote


IN RECENT WEEKS, as if out of nowhere, assisted dying has gone from being a peripheral to a topical issue with cross-party political consensus. The idea has come to the fore in the form of the Dying with Dignity Bill, a piece of proposed legislation which was debated in the Dáil this week and which […]

September 23, 2020

Fake News Alert: the State of Hawaii did not purchase 30 Sarcos!

In a Facebook post on 16 August 2020, the State of Hawaii reported the following: “As of January 1st, 2019, the state of Hawaii legalized assisted suicide. With the legalization, doctors can now prescribe death as a medical procedure. To aid Hawaii’s medical providers, we have purchased 30 passing assistance pods. These pods/machines are prescribed […]