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Second reading of UK Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill (6th June 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

Future notice: On 6th June a Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill will proceed to its second reading in the House of Lords.

Lethal Jabs Study Fuels Belgian Euthanasia Debate
Aug 20, 1970

More than three in 100 deaths in Belgium's northern Flemish region every year are the result of lethal injection without the patient's request, according to a medical study published on Friday.

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying, made at the 14th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Brussels, Belgium from 5- 8 September 2002.

Parliamentary Commission set up as Doctor claims responsibility for Vincent Humbert’s death
Aug 20, 1970

On 26th September Vincent Humbert died after his mother Marie Humbert injected a lethal dose of barbiturates into his intravenous drip. Four days later, his doctor claimed responsibility for his death. The publicity that has ensued from the case of Vincent Humbert has revitalised national debate on the subject of mercy-killing and prompted the French National Assembly to set up a Commission to investigate issues relating to the ‘end of life’.

COMATOSE WOMAN BACK ON LIFE SUPPORT AS COURT BATTLE RESUMES
Aug 20, 1970

Life-support feeding for a woman who has been comatose for 11 years resumed two days after her husband had it cut off to let her die.

Doctor helps advocate of right to die commit suicide
Aug 20, 1970

A woman with terminal cancer who campaigned for Oregon's euthanasia law has committed doctor-assisted suicide by drinking a glass of cranberry juice loaded with barbiturates.

The "good death", an ideal within our grasp
Aug 20, 1970

Death represents the only certitude we have in life. Our hour will inevitably come and each person must ask himself how he wishes to die. Doctors, like everyone else, are vulnerable beings and they are subjective and emotive, and have personal ethics based on religious beliefs and philosophies. We identify with each other and are faced with our own death and the questions: when will it occur and how?

We know very well that there is no age for dying and that death can knock on our door at any moment and under the most unexpected circumstances.

Proud to watch as Nancy Crick died
Aug 20, 1970

A DECISION on whether charges will be laid against the 21 people who witnessed Gold Coast grandmother Nancy Crick commit suicide last year could be known within a month, Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, said yesterday.

MAJORITY OF SWEDES WANT EUTHANASIA TO BE AVAILABLE
Aug 20, 1970

A majority of Swedes think that those who want euthanasia should be allowed to have it, according to a recent poll.

A plea for the hopelessly ill
Aug 20, 1970

Most proposals for law reform to allow voluntary euthanasia focus on the dying. This is perhaps due to a perception that it will be easier to succeed with law reform if it is limited to the terminally ill.

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