SOARS

SOARS

Society for Old Age Rational Suicide

This will be produced in April and October – in addition to giving details of our activities it will provide a record of relevant information, from both the UK and around the world, regarding Old Age Rational Suicide.

Issue thirteen - April 2016

Contents:
SOARS becomes MDMD
Dr Elizabeth Wilson
Bristol Museum Exhibitions
FATE/SOARS/MDMD Meeting April 2016
Simon Binner Documentary
MDMD Talks - Birmingham Humanists
Die-alogue Groups
Membership Secretary
MDMD Campaigners
Advance Decisions
7th Annual MDMD Lecture
Quotes

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Issue twelve - October 2015

Contents:
High Profile Deaths in SwitzerlandPolls
Parliamentary Defeats
Good News From California
6th Annual SOARS Lecture
SOARS Annual General Meeting - October 23rd
Exhibitions in Bristol
Quotes

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Issue eleven – April 2015

Contents:
Widening the present debate
Lord Falconer’s “Assited Dying” Bill
Meeting with Lifecircle
FATE-SOARS London Meeting - April 10th
Other public and media activities
SOARS activities
Sixth annual SOARS lecture and the SOARS Annual General Meeting
Useful Quotes

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Issue Ten – October 2014

Contents:
Right-to-die Granny, 86, starves herself to death
Fifth Annual SOARS lecture
SOARS Annual General Meeting – October 31st
Other meetings
Media report
House of Lords debate – July 18th
Several International developments
Useful Quotes

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Issue Nine – April 2014

Contents:
An Example of Old Age Rational Suicide
London Spring Meeting
Other Public Meetings
Media Interest in Old Age Rational Suicide
Fifth Annual SOARS Lecture
Useful Quotes

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Issue Eight – October 2013

Contents:
Fourth Annual SOARS lecture
Other public meetings
Examples of old age rational suicide
Widespread interest in SOARS
Dementia and SOARS
Additional media covereage of SOARS
Useful Quotes

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Issue Seven – April 2013

Contents:
Steady support for old age rational suicide
March meeting
Lord Falconer’s “assisted dying bill”
Public activities
International links
Die-alogue groups
Useful Quotes

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Issue Six – October 2012

Contents:
Incremental steps towards old age rational suicide
SOARS presence at various conferences
Third annual SOARS lecture
Spreading the word from Preston to Bournemouth
Media Activities
Draft assisted dying bill (for England and Wales)
Useful Quotes

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Issue Five – April 2012

Contents:
Examples of Old Age Rational Suicide
Meetings
Other UK Activities
International Developments
Future Activities
Useful Quotes

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Issue Four – October 2011

Contents:
Increasing number of Centenarians
Two public meetings
Other SOARS activities
International developments
Useful quotes

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Issue Three – April 2011

Contents:
Nan Maitland ends her life in Switzerland
International developments
National Poll – March
Recent UK activities
Future events
Useful quotes

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Issue Two – October 2010

Contents:
SOARS goes National
National ICM Poll – July
Advance decision campaign – in Brighton and Hove – during June
Two international developments
A practical example of OARS
Useful quotes
Human rights basis for SOARS

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Issue One – April 2010

Contents: Our Ageing Population and its Consequences
Recent Dutch Developments
June Living Will Campaign
A Practical Example of OARS
International Awareness of SOARS
The First Annual SOARS Lecture
Recent Useful Quotes
Ours is a very Long-term Campaign

 

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OARS - a useful acronym for Old Age Rational Suicide:

Row, row, row your boat
Gentle down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream. But, for many very elderly individuals, Life can become a nightmare

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