"Ain't The Way To Die", a great three-minute music video by Doctor Zubin Damania, also known as ZDogg MD. A take-off on the song, "Love The Way You Lie" by Rihanna and Eminem, this is both musically catchy and very profound. It's a heartfelt denunciation of the barbarism of unwanted and futile medical care at [...]
Our May 2018 newsletter, with news about the wonderful new aid in dying law just passed in Hawaii, and the great news that the Washington D.C. law remains in force. Includes fascinating quotes and details about victory in Hawaii, including an interview with John Radcliffe, prominent citizen of Hawaii and chief lobbyist for the bill. [...]
Some really big news. On April 5, 2018, Hawaii governor David Ige signed the "Our Care, Our Choice Act", making Hawaii the seventh state with medical aid in dying, joining California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, and Vermont. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2019. It was a long time coming. The first aid in dying bill was introduced [...]
Our latest flyer for Final Options Illinois, explaining why Illinois needs an aid-in-dying law. Download and print on front and back of one sheet.
The Peaceful Pill Handbook, by Australian doctor Philip Nitschke, is a tremendous resource for understanding ways and means to a peaceful death. Dr. Nitschke is the founder of Exit International. You can buy it and then read it online, for instant access. You can also get more info at [email protected], or call +31-6-309-66992.
An excellent letter in the Chicago Tribune, published February 13, 2018, by Sharon Silverman, about her aunt and uncle, and her aunt's descent into dementia, and how her uncle finally chose not to treat her aunt's infection, so that she could die peacefully. Ms. Silverman concludes, "Alone together, he stroked her head. He held her [...]
It's not going anywhere in Ohio's very conservative legislature, but it's an important milestone nevertheless: an Oregon-style aid in dying bill has been introduced by courageous state senator Charleta B. Tavares, a Democrat representing the Columbus area. Aid in dying in Ohio is being promoted by our sister organization Ohio End of Life Options, led [...]
Ruth Von Fuchs of the Right To Die Society of Canada, has published a magnificently detailed history of the progress to establish medical aid in dying in Canada, in their December 2017 newsletter. Click here to read it online...
"Powerful, profound, moving and vitally important" are just a few of the words that are descriptive of this incredible eight-minute video by Final Options Illinois member Amanda Breeden, about her grandfather Grant McGuire, who took advantage of Oregon's aid in dying law to escape an agonizing end from pancreatic cancer. Don't miss! Click here to [...]
No Mercy: Our Health Care System Lacks Compassion Option. A powerful op-ed on the website Eco RI News, by the editor Frank Carini, published December 21, 2017. Describes the agony of his father's final 36 hours, dying from lung cancer: "He was given morphine to dull the pain and help his labored breathing. He was [...]