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Oregon files lawsuit against U.S. government over assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

The state of Oregon sued the U.S. government on Wednesday over a federal directive that essentially blocks the state's assisted-suicide law.

How Does the Law Stand in Canada
Aug 20, 1970

The Canadian society, Dying With Dignity, provides an online reprint of Chapter 8 from 'A Gentle Death' by Marilynne Seguin.

Doctors prefer terminal sedation
Aug 20, 1970

Taken from Relevant, magazine of Right to Die-NL (NVVE)
Volume 30, nr. 3, July 2004

by Marleen Peters

In 2003, the five regional review committees that assess medical care in cases of euthanasia, received 1815 reports, 1626 of which concerned euthanasia, 148 assisted suicide, and 41 a combination of the two. In comparison with 2002, 67 fewer cases than in the previous year (from the Annual Report 2003 of the Regional Testing Committees) were reported.

Luxembourg Socialists and Greens call for euthanasia legislation
Aug 20, 1970

On 15 January in Luxembourg, Socialist (LSAP) and Greens representatives presented a joint draft bill that would radically change Luxembourg law on euthanasia.

Why we oppose the Pain Relief Promotion Act - Opponents Gear Up As Vote On Pain Relief Bill May Be Near
Aug 20, 1970

The following article was carried in Congress Daily A.M. explains the building opposition to the Pain Relief Promotion Act and reported on the internet by John Hoffsess in "Nothing But the News".

Legal Fight Clouds Comatose Woman's Fate
Aug 20, 1970

Legal Fight in Florida Over Comatose Woman Pits Her Parents, Husband Against Each Other.

Convention on the Future of Europe
Aug 20, 1970

The Convention on the Future of Europe is a temporary body set up by the European Union (EU) Heads of Government in February 2002 to simplify the EU Treaty and identify necessary institutional reform in preparation for 2004 when 10 more states will become members of the Union. The Convention has a total of 105 members, representing national governments, national parliaments, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life
Aug 20, 1970

Advance Directives Found Key to Reducing Stress for Families of Hospitalized Patients at the End of Life



Thursday, March 15, 2001

Linda Cook

National Institute of Nursing Research

Jim Newman

Oregon Health Sciences University


Dutch Ministers state that “terminal sedation” is different from euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

In August the Dutch Ministers of Health and Justice rejected a call from the attorney general, Joan de Wijkerslooth, for “terminal sedation” to be covered by the same legal controls as (voluntary) euthanasia.

Mr de Wijkerslooth, who is head of the public prosecution service, argued that because terminal sedation can have the same effect as euthanasia it should be subject to same external controls.

State Law Influences State End of Life Care
Aug 20, 1970

THE OREGONIAN (Sunday, February 18, 2001)
By Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian staff


FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act influences end-of-life care
across the state as doctors wrestle with prescribing
pain treatment


Sixteen people died by physician-assisted suicide in 1998 and another 27 in 1999. And when the Oregon Health Division releases its third annual report on the practice Wednesday, little if any growth is expected in the number of cases, say experts outside the health division.

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