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Netherlands: Euthanasia reports decline by 15 percent over 4 years
Aug 20, 1970

The number of reported incidents of euthanasia has dropped by 15 percent during the past four years, but it is suspected the actual "mercy killing" figure is double the amount of recorded cases.

Patient Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration
Aug 20, 1970

Ira R. Byock, American Journal Hospice & Palliative Care, March/April 1995.

Changes in the board of the World Federation of Right to Die societies
Aug 20, 1970

The WFRtDS has a new president, Jacob Kohnstamm and a new vice-president, Jacqueline Herremans. Annelies Plaisant was re-elected as treasurer and Faye Girsh is now newsletter editor.

American Medical Association Policy on Assisted Suicide
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patients death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act (e.g., the physician provides sleeping pills and information about the lethal dose, while aware that the patient may commit suicide).

Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate
Aug 20, 1970

From the Choice in Dying Website, a booklet available that helps to explain the basis behind some of the laws regarding physician-assisted suicide.

Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law gets another temporary reprieve
Aug 20, 1970

A move by the Bush administration to dismantle Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law was dealt a setback Tuesday when a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for up to five months.

“Death Tourism”
Aug 20, 1970

In the last year, Dignitas in Switzerland has attracted great media coverage, in the UK and in Europe at large, for assisting the suicides of people who are not Swiss citizens.

Washington v. Glucksberg, 117 S.Ct. 2258, 138 L.Ed.2d 772 (1997)
Aug 20, 1970
Woman takes death plea to European Court
Aug 20, 1970

Diane Pretty, a terminally-ill woman, today asked European human rights judges to grant her the right to die with the aid of her husband.

The new board of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Aug 20, 1970

Left to right, standing: Libby Drake (Australia, secretary), Jacob Kohnstamm (Netherlands), Annelies Plaisant (Florida, USA, treasurer), Dr. Michio Arakawa (Japan), Jacqueline Herremans (Belgium), Dr. Michael Irwin (UK, president), and Dr. Richard MacDonald (USA). Seated: Juana Betancor (Spain, vice- president), Derek Humphry (USA, newsletter editor), Dr. Libby Wilson (UK).

Dr. Juan Mendoza-Vega (Colombia)

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