Category Archives: courts

In the news: Canada SC Case

In Canada this week, the issues of assisted suicide and euthanasia were argued before the Supreme Court.  Here’s some of the coverage/commentary published before the date of the arguments (10/15): Dave Hingsburger is a respected – almost revered, and for good reason – voice in the disability rights community.  He missed a presentation at a … Continue reading In the news: Canada SC Case

Minnesota: Some Charges Against Final Exit Members Thrown Out, Two Defendants and Serious Charges Remain

It’s been awhile since we’ve written about the Final Exit Network (FEN), but there are new developments in the criminal case against members of the group.  You can read earlier posts on the case in Minnesota here, here, here and here. Here’s an excerpt from a summary on NPR on the Frontline site (Frontline producers … Continue reading Minnesota: Some Charges Against Final Exit Members Thrown Out, Two Defendants and Serious Charges Remain

Canada: Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Assoc. for Community Living and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Granted Intervener Status by BC Appeal Court

From Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director and International Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Tuesday, December 11, 2012   Council of Canadians with Disabilities: Help To Live Not Die The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) were granted joint intervenor standing by the BC Court of Appeal, yesterday, in the Carter case. The … Continue reading Canada: Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Assoc. for Community Living and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Granted Intervener Status by BC Appeal Court

Minnesota: Final Exit Network Indictments Stir Debate – ADAPT Activist Gordie Haug Quoted!

SunThisweek has a new story about the Final Exit Network (FEN) and the suicide of Doreen Dunn by reporter Laura Adelmann.  This article focuses largely on comments and reactions from friends, neighbors and local Minnesotans. Of most importance and interest for readers of this blog, the article also includes excellent comments from Gordie Haug, a … Continue reading Minnesota: Final Exit Network Indictments Stir Debate – ADAPT Activist Gordie Haug Quoted!

Minnesota: Dakota Grand Jury Convening This Week to Consider Charges Against Members of Final Exit Network

Right now, this latest story involving the Final Exit Network (FEN) is getting only local coverage, but it could become a national story, depending on the outcome. From the story, by reporter Laura Adelmann: Apple Valley woman may have killed herself using information from Final Exit Network In a March 26 letter to a defense … Continue reading Minnesota: Dakota Grand Jury Convening This Week to Consider Charges Against Members of Final Exit Network