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A bit of history concerning the right-to-die movement
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Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization
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Dateline: Junction City , OR
Saturday, April 04, 2020

 

The Encyclopedia Britannica recently asked me to name the four most important dates in my campaign for choices in dying at life’s end. This was my reply:

1980 Derek Humphry founded the Hemlock Society USA in Los Angeles, the first group in US to advocate self-deliverance and medical assisted dying at the end of life. In 2004 it became the Final Exit Network.
www.finalexitnetwork.org
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Humphry

1980 Sidney D Rosoff and Derek Humphry founded in Oxford UK the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. In 2020 45 nations were members.
https://www.worldrtd.net/

1986 Hemlock Society published the first US model law for medical assisted dying. It prefigured all future US legislation.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_die

1991 Derek Humphry published ‘Final Exit’ – a how-to guide to self-deliverance from a painful terminal illness. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks. Now in Ebook.
https://www.finalexit.org/ergo-store

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