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Right-to-die arrest: Daughter charged
Aug 20, 1970

Battlelines are being drawn over the right to die after a Wanganui woman was charged with attempted murder on the day legislation forcing a conscience vote on euthanasia was introduced to Parliament.

Dutch Parliament Approves Euthanasia Bill
Aug 20, 1970

In what was both feared and celebrated as a morally groundbreaking decision, the Dutch Senate on Tuesday enshrined in law a terminally ill patient's right to suicide and a doctor'

Suicide reform plea to stop Britons going abroad to die
Aug 20, 1970

(From The Guardian in London, April 16, 2003)

Campaigners for euthanasia claimed yesterday that a failure to make assisted suicide legal in Britain was driving people abroad to end their lives. The case of Robert and Jennifer Stokes, a couple from Bedfordshire who were helped to die by a Swiss euthanasia group, has renewed concern about “suicide tourism”. Mrs. Stokes is believed to have attempted suicide before.

Gagging order holds justice up to ridicule
Aug 20, 1970

Editorial: Gagging order holds justice up to ridicule - Freedom of speech is not a right to trifle with.

Lawsuit Alleges Elder Abuse for Inadequate Pain Control
Aug 20, 1970

A California lawsuit may give you additional reason to make sure that your patients are adequately treated for pain.

Befrienders International
Aug 20, 1970

If you are feeling suicidal at this point in time, and you need someone to talk to, this site provides referral and information services.

Bill about legalizing euthanasia rejected in Madrid
Aug 20, 1970

The Spanish Parliament rejected a Bill to legalize voluntary euthanasia presented by Esquerra Nacionalista de Cartalunya and Izquieda Unida.

Declarations on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

The following Declarations were made at International Conferences of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Ashcroft directive on assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new federal directive intended to thwart Oregon's assisted suicide law.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Physician Assisted Suicide Cases
Aug 20, 1970

Historical Account of how courts have ruled in euthanasia cases.

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