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We are an
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No funds go to salaries...or to headquarters.

 

Programs and activities of the Hemlock Society of San Diego (HSSD) are made possible by your membership dues and the generous donations of members and friends. Donations and memberships (tax deductible) can be sent to: HSSD, PO Box 34237, San Diego CA 92103
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We need your help with a variety of volunteer positions.
If interested, leave a message at (619) 233-4418.

Upcoming Events

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Hemlock Society logo December 21, 2014
(Sunday)
2-4pm

 

Movie: One True Thing
Meryl Streep plays a woman with cancer, Renee Zelwegger, her highly achieving daughter who comes home to care for her, and her husband, William Hurt, who has a life of his own. But, why does the movie open with the prosecutor questioning the daughter? What really happened here???

Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Cost: Free
Location: La Jolla Library 7555 Draper St. La Jolla, CA

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Hemlock Society logo

January 18, 2015
(Sunday)
1:30 - 3:00 pm

  How to Die Like a Dog
Panel Discussion with 3 Veterinarians.

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Sponsor: Hemlock Society of San Diego
Cost: Free
Location: Scottish Rite Event Center
1895 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego, CA ‎
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Archbishop Tutu Endorses Assisted Dying

In a recent statement to the London Observer Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa had this to say: “Yes, I think a lot of people would be upset if I said I wanted assisted dying. I would say I wouldn't mind actually….I have been fortunate to spend my life working for dignity for the living. Now I wish to apply my mind to the issue of dignity for the dying. I revere the sanctity of life—but not at any cost.”

And about his friend Nelson Mandela’s death: "You could see Madiba was not fully there. He did not speak. He was not connecting. My friend was no longer himself. It (his prolonged dying) was an affront to Madiba's dignity.”



2013 Death with Dignity
Annual Report
from Oregon Public Health Division


Once you are on the web page, click the link labeled "current report" to see the complete report for year 16.

World Right-to-Die Newsletter
Click for Latest Issue of  World Right-to-Die Newsletter

Featured Articles

Assisted Suicide Now Legal in 5 States -- by Erik Eckholm -- New York Times -- February 8, 2014

Fatal Mercies -- by Frank Bruni -- New York Times -- August 10, 2013

A Plea for Assisted Suicide -- by Kayla Penokie -- August 7, 2013

Doctors Really Do Die Differently -- by Ken Murray, MD -- July 17, 2013

I Must Die, My Love, To Rid You of this Burden -- by Sarah-Kate Templeton -- London Sunday Times -- July 14, 2013

Advance Directives Are Often Not Honored -- by Michael Cook -- BIOEdge News -- June 29, 2013

The Old Chestnut of Diluted Helium -- by Derek Humphry -- June 6, 2013

Why Can't Blue States Allow People to Die with Dignity? -- by Steve Lopez -- Los Angeles Times -- May 20, 2013

Click here to see additional articles.

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