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The latest developments on assisted dying in Europe: Case Law Developments or Cases in National Courts, Books Published, Research published or currently undertaken, Opinion Polls, Campaigns, Cases that have attracted public media attention, Other issues.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian will be granted parole from a prison in Michigan on June 1, the time when he would be eligible to be considered...
In April 2005 Harris Poll showed that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults think that the law should allow medical euthanasia for dying patients in severe distress who ask to have their lives ended. Two-thirds of the public would like their states to allow physician-assisted suicide as it is currently allowed in Oregon. Furthermore, most people feel that if they were unconscious and unlikely to recover they should not be kept alive on a life-support system. The majorities in favor of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide have increased over the last few years.
Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.
Top row: Richard McDonald, Derek Humphry, Juan Mendoza-Vega, Libby Drake, Annelies Plaisant, Michio Arakawa; bottow row: Cynthia St.John, Jacqueline Herremans, Faye Girsh, Jacob Kohnstamm, Michael Irwin.
Relevant is the quarterly magazine of the NVVE. This is the English summary of the issue of January 2006.
Last year in England, a 57-year old man, terminally-ill with motor neurone disease (Lou Gehrig’s syndrome), ended his life at home after three unsuccessful attempts. He had planned to go to Dignitas, in Zurich, but was unable to do so because “he could not afford it”.
Mainly arising from this incident, TLC— The Last Choice has been established, principally by Dr. Michael Irwin. Its main objectives are:
Five years ago, 1 April 2002, the Netherlands introduced a new law on euthanasia, becoming the first country in the world to legalise the practice within strict boundaries.
An excerpt of a speech by Sidney Rosoff, the first president of the World Federation about how the organization got its start.
An objective look into the Terry Schiavo case, can be found abstract appeal .