LAST RIGHTS INFORMATION CENTRE Moderator: John Hofsess firstname.lastname@example.org LAST RIGHTS is an educational public service which provides the latest information available on a wide range of concerns associated with the dying process: news about "living wills"; palliative care; legislation concerning voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide; support groups for those afflicted with life-threatening illness; and a question-and-answer public forum exploring the medical, legal, political and ethical issues associated with death and dying. The LAST RIGHTS Information Centre does not promote any one view of how people should die; it provides a wide range of information so that Canadians can make an informed choice based on their individual beliefs and circumstances. Here are some of the features of the Information Centre: LAST RIGHTS electronic journal: The Right to Die Society of Canada produces a professional journal (LAST RIGHTS - ISSN 1198-3922), 4 to 6 times per year (72 pages on average), copies of which are sent to every Member of Parliament and Senator. Under the menu selection of "LAST RIGHTS electronic journal" you will find listed the contents of each recent issue of the magazine. You may also read online several samples of the shorter articles from each issue. HUMAN RIGHTS PETITION - From now until March 1995, all those Canadians who support a change in the law - to permit a physician's assistance in dying when requested by an incurably ill patient - are urged to copy or print out the official petition form, sign it and mail it to our headquarters: P. O. Box 39018, Victoria, BC V8V 4X8 All of these petitions will be presented to the Department of Justice by a group of MPs early in the new year. PUBLIC FORUM: "Where Open Minds Meet" - Participate in one of the most thoughtful and important discussion groups on the Internet. All that we ask is that you compose your questions or present your views as clearly and succinctly as possible. Be considerate of others with different beliefs and values. The essence of CHOICE IN DYING is that every point of view can and will be honoured.