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Aid in Dying Movement Advances

Editorial in the New York Times, October 10, 2016, in which the Times makes clear its support for aid in dying. Responding to the statement by the New York Medical Society opposing aid in dying, the Times writes: "In fact, terminal patients in excruciating pain and their relatives contemplate these implications every day around the [...]

2017-08-15T15:17:40+00:00 October 10th, 2016|

Desmond Tutu in the Washington Post:  “Dying people should have the right to choose how and when they leave Mother Earth”

From the Washington Post, October 6, 2016.  An updated profound statement by Nobel laureate archbishop Desmond Tutu.  Highly recommended.  He writes, "Just as I have argued firmly for fairness and compassion in life, I believe that terminally ill people should be treated with the same compassion and fairness when it comes to the their deaths.  [...]

2017-08-15T15:37:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|

Final Options Illinois — August 2016 newsletter

Our August 2016 newsletter.  With the news that aid in dying has gone live in California and all across Canada, with an extended analysis of the groundbreaking Canadian law plus the beautifully said preamble to the Canadian law, and with the Op-Ed piece by Chicagoan Miguel Carrasquillo published in the Chicago Tribune on April 15, [...]

2017-08-15T16:00:40+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|

Aid in dying is now legal throughout Canada

Friday, June 17, 2016 will be remembered as a momentous step forward for our movement to establish the right to aid-in-dying as a fundamental human right. On that date, the Canadian Senate passed bill C-14 put forward by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, which had previously been passed by the House of Commons.  This [...]

2017-08-10T15:44:13+00:00 June 21st, 2016|

It’s here!! New aid in dying law starts up in California !!!!!!

This past Friday, June 9, 2016, was a truly momentous day:  the new, wonderful California aid-in-dying law took effect. Exactly like the laws in Oregon, Washington, and Vermont, the California law allows terminally ill people, mentally competent adults to obtain medication they may choose to take to hasten death.  In other words, to skip the [...]

2017-04-04T15:26:54+00:00 June 12th, 2016|

How We Die:  Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter

How We Die:  Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, by the late Sherwin B. Nuland, MD. A profound and important, detailed description of the physical realities of dying and death. First published in 1995. Read this to understand the true realities of dying, and how horrible it can be, and why the right to hasten one's [...]

2017-08-15T16:04:43+00:00 April 11th, 2016|

Powerful piece on “Sixty Minutes” — the strongest argument yet for making aid-in-dying a fundamental human right

The famed and prestigious CBS Television newsmagazine "60 Minutes" featured an incredibly powerful piece, "Aid In Dying", on Sunday, March 13.  If you haven't seen it, click here to watch it, and if you have seen it, watch it again!  It's thirteen and half minutes, and one of the most strongest arguments ever made for [...]

2017-04-04T15:26:02+00:00 March 14th, 2016|

Remembering Lynn Lawson

We mourn the death of Lynn Lawson, longtime supporter and activist for the right to aid-in-dying, on January 30.  Lynn was 90, and a very special person.  A resident of Evanston together with her husband Court, who died last year, Lynn was a pioneer in the area of "multiple chemical sensitivities", an author and a [...]

2017-04-04T15:25:22+00:00 February 28th, 2016|

Hearings on aid-in-dying bill in Maryland

A great aid-in-dying bill went before a committee of the Maryland legislature today.  Best place to learn all about it -- the Compassion & Choices Twitter feed. Also see "Life is for the Dying," reviews of five new books in the New York Times last Sunday.  Best quote is from the review of "The Good [...]

2017-04-04T15:23:34+00:00 February 19th, 2016|
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