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This Week in the Movement

Throughout the week, we keep people up-to-date with information about the Death with Dignity movement and other topics related to end-of-life care through Facebook and Twitter. Below are highlights from this week.

Efforts regarding Death with Dignity:

  • Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the British Medical Journal, urged medical societies to move to a neutral stance regarding Death with Dignity laws. "A change in the law, with all the necessary safeguards, is an almost inevitable consequence of the societal move towards greater individual autonomy and patient choice…and it may not happen until we value death as one of life's central events and learn to see bad deaths in the same damning light as botched abortions."
  • The British Columbia Supreme Court ruled Canadian law regarding assisted death was unconstitutional. The full ruling is available online.
  • David Carkeet of the Rutland Herald shared why Vermonters deserve a legislature which will openly debate Death with Dignity. He states, "Since most Vermonters want this for themselves and their loved ones, it is the job of the Legislature to bring it about."

Discussions about death, dying, and grieving:

Posted on June 15, 2012 in In the News

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