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Poll: Many doctors back assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

Rank-and-file doctors favor physician-assisted suicide by nearly twice the rate of the elected leadership of the nation's premier medical organization, according to a survey by a Baylor College of Medicine professor.

DUTCH COURT DEMANDS MORE TESTIMONY IN LANDMARK EUTHANASIA CASE
Aug 20, 1970

A Dutch appeals court said Tuesday it would hear further expert evidence before ruling on the case of a doctor who helped a healthy 86-year-old commit suicide because he was "tired of living".

Council of Europe debate postponed
Aug 20, 1970

The debate by the Council of Europe on the Marty report has been postponed til april 2004.

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.

The Law: Terminating Life Sustaining Treatment - Selected Articles on the Robert Wendland Case
Aug 20, 1970

The Law: Terminating Life Sustaining Treatment



Selected Articles on the Robert Wendland Case

Case Description

The state Supreme Court at a hearing in San Francisco, May 30, 2000 took up the question of how decisions should be made on whether to withdraw life support from someone with severe brain damage.

The court's seven justices considered the case of Robert Wendland of Stockton, California, who became severely cognitively impaired after a 1993 accident in his pick-up truck.

Assisted Suicide Debate --Yahoo U.S. Full Coverage
Aug 20, 1970
Friends at the End additional, temporary Web-Site
Aug 20, 1970

For technical reasons, it has been necessary to create an additional, temporary Web-Site to provide certain information.

Are Living Wills Followed?
Aug 20, 1970

Are Living Wills Followed?

Having an advance directive is no guarantee that end-of-life wishes will be honored. A 1995 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study of 4,300 critically ill patients found that only 49 percent who requested do not resuscitate (DNR) orders actually got them; 70 percent of those patients were never asked their preferences. There have been many cases in which individuals who have taken all the right steps have been deprived of seeing their loved ones' wishes carried out because of physician, family, or institutional resistance.

Federal Judge Stops Effort to Overturn Suicide Law
Aug 20, 1970

Siding with the State of Oregon, the only state to legalize assisted suicide, a federal judge issued an order here today that would temporarily block Attorney General John Ashcroft's move earlier this week to overturn the law.

VESS History Page
Aug 20, 1970

Is euthanasia a contemporary issue, apparently not. This web page sponsored by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society offers evidence of the issue dating back into the 1930's.

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