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FAQs - introduction
Aug 20, 1970
The Tokyo declaration
Aug 20, 1970

The Tokyo Declaration, made at the 15th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Tokyo, Japan from September 30 to October 3, 2004.

Undermedicating Called Elder Abuse: Jury Awards $1.5 Million Over Cancer Pain
Aug 20, 1970

A jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a man who accused his doctor of not prescribing enough pain medication during a battle with lung cancer.

American Medical Association Policy on Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment

Public Opinion in the UK about Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

Adapted from VES --The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES
Aug 20, 1970

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES Court: His wife and mother had battled for years over the right to end medical aid.

July 18, 2001

Los Angeles Times

Maura Dolan, Times Legal Affairs Writer

Robert Wendland, focus of California court

case, photographed in May, prior to his death



San Francisco-- A severely disabled man who is the subject of a closely watched right-to-die case before the California Supreme Court died of pneumonia Tuesday, family lawyers and a hospital official said.

Draft report on the situation as regards fundamental rights in the European Union (2002)
Aug 20, 1970

On the 3rd September the European Parliament voted to omit from an annual report on fundamental rights an article which raised the issue of assisted dying in Europe. The report on fundamental rights in the European Union in 2002 was prepared on the ‘own-initiative’ of the Committee on Citizen’s Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs. Whilst the report is mostly concerned with other human rights issues and abuses, its draft form had contained one article which:

Practical Issues in Physician-Assisted Suicide
Aug 20, 1970

American College for Physicians offers facts on legal and medical consequences of physician-assisted suicide.

Top California court rules in 'right to die' case
Aug 20, 1970

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 09 (Reuters) - Ruling in a closely watched "right to die" case, California's top court said on Thursday that family members have no right to stop life support for conscious patients who are not terminally ill.

The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision came several weeks after the death of the man at the center of the case, 49-year-old Robert Wendland, who died of natural causes on July 17 while still attached to life support.

Growing international choices in dying
Aug 20, 1970

World Federation Annual Global Report (2003): The annual global report of the president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. The report is about the developments worldwide in the field of the right to die in 2003.

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