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Forced to go to Switzerland

Not only forced to go to Switzerland, and to die away from his home but to die earlier than he would have done.  This article reports the story of Colin Campbell, who has “primary progressive MS, a rarer form of the disease affecting around 10-15 per cent of […]

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Another assisted death with love, respect, dignity and peace

Sylvia Henshaw, the widow of a Nova Scotian man, Douglas Henshaw, has spoken out about the way his assisted death under the Canadian legislation was done with love and respect and resulted in a death with dignity and peace.  She shows too what the impact is when […]

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It can be so much better

The stories from Canada continue to come showing the positive impact of their assisted dying legislation.  This article includes the story of Rob Rollins who chose assisted dying due to the suffering caused by throat and neck cancer.  As his husband said: “Very peaceful”.

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Importance of assisted dying legislation and the chance to use it!

This Canadian story highlights key issues about the kind of assisted dying legislation that’s needed, the hurdles being put in the way of those who want to use it and the cruel choice for those who can’t – starve yourself to death. Linda Crabtree, a Member of […]

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WA well on the move to VAD legislation

The WA Health Minister Roger Cook has joined a number of his Labor colleagues including the Premier in calling for voluntary assisted dying legislation “to enable people to take control of their lives in their final stages”.  Read more.

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Desmond Tutu is a great supporter of assisted dying

Desmond Tutu continues to be a great supporter of voluntary assisted dying laws and of compassion, fairness and dignity in dying.  As he says: “Regardless of what you might choose for yourself, why should you deny others the right to make this choice?”  We wish more of his […]

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More damage to good people

Yet another example of the terrible damage being done to good people by the absence of a voluntary assisted dying law.  How many more will it take for the hearts and minds of politicians and doctrinaire religious campaigners to be prised open? This article from the ABC […]

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What do you think is a good death?

All of us bring many different perspectives to the issue of death.  Thinking what a good death would be is the first step to making it happen, or increasing the chances that it will happen for us. The excellent Grattan Institute report, Dying Well, says (page 8): […]

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Shame on the SA politicians who refused to explain themselves

Rose’s Story – This is of the most harrowing stories we’ve seen, of so many harrowing stories, of the terrible harm being done to people and their loved ones by the failure of politicians to vote to help people with the most profound suffering, to work for […]

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Damage being done

Opponents of voluntary assisted dying remain silent about the terrible suicides and other harm being caused by the  inhumane legal prohibition.  Doctors are prohibited from legally providing assistance to people at the end of their lives to end their terrible suffering through an assisted death.  We hear about […]

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