Category Archives: self deliverance

To sleep perchance to dream? and dream and dream?

Desperate for euthanasia? Losing your money to internet scammers is not the answer. Websites abound taking advantage of people’s desperation. One person recently lost $800 after being promised Nembutal online (Nembutal is a brand name for pentobarbitone/pentobarbital, a barbiturate sometimes … Continue reading

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EXIT: The Self-Euthanasia Movie

Deep emotions. Self-examination. Joy and seriousness. A roomful of people gathered together last week to spend the day familiarizing themselves not just with ‘methods of self-euthanasia’ (helium and other techniques), but facing the fears, breaking taboos, finding a new community … Continue reading

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The things that become important

Some of the questions in life can be downright scary. Take death, for instance! We know it’s going to happen yet we do so little about it. When the time comes, sometimes everything happens in a rush. For this Blog … Continue reading

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Realising oneself in life and in death

You have a “right” to choose when and how you die and, unless you have been incarcerated, it is not that easy to take the right away from you. Whether you use it wisely is another matter. Whether you manage … Continue reading

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The ethics of euthanasia, our books, this website, right or wrong?

In almost every religion and philosophical system, the right to life and the right to live the way we want to as long as it does not interfere with the same rights of others, is something universally respected. I don’t … Continue reading

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“I will take my life today around noon. It is time,” she began.

What sort of emotions does the statement evoke in you as you look at the picture on the left of this elderly woman and her husband? What assumptions do you make?  The woman probably appears older. We maybe look at … Continue reading

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Speaking for the majority

This weekend, the influential (and, surprisingly, moderately rightwing) newspaper, The Economist, takes a strong stance in favour of assisted suicide, proclaiming, “Most people in the Western world favour assisted suicide. The law should reflect their will.” It describes the horror … Continue reading

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Praise for The Exit Path

Richard Cone writes: “Five Last Acts – The Exit Path” is easily the best book I have read on the subject of self-deliverance (suicide to end unrelievable suffering). Chris Docker, the author, is clearly a scholar on the subject. The … Continue reading

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Does it really have to come to this??

 John and Robert McIlwain will be missed by those who knew them. Frail but friendly members of the local community, they tended their shared garden and even helped with that of their neighbour in the leafy cul-de-sac – at least … Continue reading

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“They” said it would be easy! Choose your experts carefully…

“I stopped taking any nutrition a week ago. It was the only choice I saw to end my life, the only thing I can control. The literature I read said it wouldn’t be hard, and it isn’t — it’s brutal. … Continue reading

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No helium, no bags, no information, can’t talk about it, where will it end?

How much respect does the law really give you for your private life? Your family life? Your private arrangements between you and those you love and who love you? This apparently straightforward question is one that our highest court wants … Continue reading

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