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Choices are individual

Jean Davies was 86 when she died. She had devoted most of her life to the “right-to-die” movement and died both in a time and manner of her own choosing. Why, one must ask, did she starve herself to death? … 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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Suicide methods – the good, the bad, the downright weird

When we use the term “self-deliverance” or “rational suicide” we indicate suicide as a response to unbearable, unrelievable suffering (in contrast to regrettable suicides due to a temporary emotional or psychological disturbance). Yet the history of self-deliverance shows people do … Continue reading

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Methods of suicide

There are two fairly distinct groups of people who consider suicide, or do end their life by suicide – the first is those who very regrettably feel unable to bear what essentially is, or should be, a temporary trauma – … Continue reading

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Campaigns may help those in the future: workshops help those needing knowledge now

Exit supports political campaigns to allow lawful option for persons wanting to end their life in the face of unbearable and unrelievable suffering. But, at best, such campaigns help those in the future. Political campaigning is an expensive business, no … Continue reading

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Heartache of a death not shared – a helium suicide fails

Of all the ways you can try to end your life when it’s a calm and rational decision, helium surely ranks as one of the simplest. But simple things don’t always go to plan – as 79-year-old William Stanton (MBE) … Continue reading

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Five Last Acts – news update

    Update – the new edition of Five Last Acts is back from the main proof-readers and will go into publication very soon. (We are just waiting for it to come back from the academic reviewers.) Five Last Acts, … Continue reading

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Living wills – alleged mercy killings and starvation – limits of self-deliverance

In a debate that all too-frequently becomes polarised, living wills (or advance directives as they are also called), used to be a familiar battle ground. ‘Pro-life’ and ‘Pro-choice’ campaigners would line up on opposite sides of the fence. Things have … Continue reading

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New publishing house needed

Five Last Acts, possibly the most comprehensive and well-researched guide on methods of self-deliverance or rational euthanasia, needs a new publishing home. Such books should not be necessary, but in the continued absence of responsible legislation for options in dying, … Continue reading

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