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Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: Three years of legalized physician-assisted suicide.
Aug 20, 1970
The Quality of Mercy
Aug 20, 1970

On 9th September VES UK published ‘The Quality of Mercy’, a comprehensive review of existing research on assisted dying and physical illness in the UK. ‘The Quality of Mercy’ demonstrates that the UK law has forced assisted dying underground, with the result that vulnerable people are not protected.

Comatose woman's father wants judge removed from case
Aug 20, 1970

Court activity intensifies as the deadline approaches for the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Terri Schiavo's father is asking for the removal of the original judge who ruled his daughter should be allowed to die.

Position Statement on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

The national peak body for palliative care, Palliative Care Australia, issued their most recent Statement on Euthanasia (Why not voluntary euthanasia?, one might ask.) in March 1999 at their Nation

DIGINITAS digging out from 'avalanche'
Aug 20, 1970

The Swiss euthanasia organization DIGNITAS has recently been obliged to virtually close its doors due to enormous pressure of work. It has received extensive world publicity this year about its euthanasia services, resulting in it being swamped with applications. It has been reduced to sending automatic, formal replies to inquirers. DIGNITAS is based in Forch, close to Zurich.

Campaigner fights muzzle
Aug 20, 1970

Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin, who has been charged with the attempted murder of her mother, will fight in court next week against a muzzling order.

ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENTS
Aug 20, 1970

Pain affects more than 70% of cancer patients but is often undertreated. The authors review and present methodologies to maximize proper palliative approaches to this symptom for the majority of patients.

New Bill presented to the British House of Lords
Aug 20, 1970

January 15th 2004, a new Assisted Dying Bill was introduced to the British House of Lords by Lord Joffe, a retired human rights lawyer, and a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales.

Oregon Death with Dignity
Aug 20, 1970

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, oral arguments in Oregon v. Ashcroft begin before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appellate Court Says Wife Has Right to Disconnect Husband's Life Support
Aug 20, 1970

Appellate Court Says Wife Has Right to Disconnect Husband's Life Support

DOUG WILLIS, Associated Press Writer

February 24, 2000



17:49 PST SACRAMENTO (AP) -- An appellate court ruled Thursday that the wife of a Stockton man who suffered severe brain damage -- and has been paralyzed and unable to communicate since a 1993 traffic accident -- has the right to disconnect his life support over the objections of his mother.

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