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More rights & wrongs of how to die – compression

Ins & outs of compression A slightly worrying variation on the compression method of suicide surfaced recently when a newspaper reported a 15-yr old using a blood-pressure cuff around his neck. He probably didn’t intend to die by suicide – … Continue reading

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Important: Gladd bags discontinued

Following raids by the authorities, members or other persons hoping to obtain a GLADD bag should not send off a cheque or money as the order will not be fulfilled and could be traced. See also: Attempts to ban suicide … Continue reading

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Farewell Jack – Exit remembers Dr Kevorkian

“Dr Death is Dead!” ran the headlines as Jack Kevorkian, the most prominent of doctors ever to assist in suicides, reached his own last stand in Michigan’s William Beaumont Hospital, last June 3rd, and eight days after his 83rd birthday. … Continue reading

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Attempts to ‘ban suicide’

Oregon lawmakers are looking at the possibility of legislation to outlaw a plastic bag with a piece of tubing sewn into it. They cite a death of a man who was suffering greatly but not terminally ill, and who’s family … Continue reading

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Euthanasia – on the big and the small screen

How to Die in Oregon tells the stories of terminally ill Oregonians as they decide when, and whether, to end their lives at the time and circumstance of their own choosing under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. From its opening … Continue reading

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Making sense of Margo Macdonald

Even before the consultation responses for Margo Macdonald’s controversial assisted suicide bill started flowing in, the Catholic Church ‘vowed to block the bill.’ Many Scots will wonder how an unelected body can in effect veto parliamentary committees, but having seen … Continue reading

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