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Welcome to the launch of Blue Danube Publishing, and our first book, The Last Waltz: Love, Death & Betrayal. Written by Sean Davison and edited by Elaine Feuer, The Last Waltz is the true story of an extraordinary love between a terminally-ill mother and son, and how their informed decisions lead to unforeseen consequences: A sister betrays her brother; a son is charged with murder; Archbishop Desmond Tutu requests bail; igniting a public debate about voluntary euthanasia and the right to die.
To Gently Leave This Life: The Right To Die, and the fourth edition of Innocent Casualties: The FDA’s War Against Humanity, are also available for purchase through this site directly or through your favorite online book retailer, in paperback, PDF, MOBI, and EPUB file formats. Please check out the author videos on each book’s corresponding page. I hope our books serve as instruments to further enhance your life, your insights, and all of your options regarding health care and end-of-life decisions. Sign up for an Account to receive Blue Danube Discounts under Webstore.
Exciting News: February 6, 2015:
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down a ban on doctor-assisted suicide for mentally competent patients with terminal illnesses. The court declared that “an individual’s response to a grievous and irremediable medical condition is a matter critical to their dignity and autonomy.”
This decision, in Carter v Canada, includes the Gloria Taylor case, which I discuss in the Introduction of To Gently Leave This Life and in the following chapter:
Gloria Taylor – “Personal Exemption” for Physician-Assisted Death.” Go to:
New Book Review
Elaine Feuer’s book, To Gently Leave This Life: The Right To Die, is a quick, must read for anyone who wants to understand the history of the movement. People like Elaine who have watched a loved one die a painful, slow death do not want anyone else to suffer a similar fate. But the fight to secure the legal Right-To-Die with dignity, peacefully, in every state requires that we all get educated and motivated to ensure it happens. Reading To Gently Leave This Life is a crucial first step in that education and motivation process.
Sean Crowley, Media Relations Compassion & Choices
September 7, 2014:
Check out what Sherri Muzher, age 44, of Woodhaven, Michigan, has to say about living and dying with MS: “As an individual with advanced primary progressive MS, I believe that people of sound mind who are dying of incurable illnesses ought to have the option of hastening their deaths in order to donate organs while they’re still viable.”
"Innocent Casualties is a fascinating book that blows the whistle on the FDA."
Dr. Ronald Hoffman, “Health Talk”
"His pain was too great. He begged me for the simple mercy of death. And I could do nothing else but help him leave a world that had become a sleepless, tortured nightmare to him."
Robert D. Andrews
"Both of these extraordinary people gave me a continued hope that we treat each other with respect, dignity and love."