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BUSH MAY ACT ON ASSISTED SUICIDE
Aug 20, 1970

Sen. Gordon Smith says the president is considering an order to overturn how a U.S. drug law can be used

Effects of euthanasia on the bereaved family and friends: a cross sectional study
Aug 20, 1970

This study was published in Volume 327, Number 7408 of the British Medical Journal (26 July 2003) which explored the question, “What is a good death?”

News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman
Aug 20, 1970

News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman Terri Schiavo. Judge Says Schiavo's Feeding Tube Can Be Removed (Nov 22, 2002)

THE HARD WAY OUT
Aug 20, 1970

In debates about euthanasia, the drugs are never quick.

World Federation grows, some law successes
Aug 20, 1970

President's Report by Michael Irwin, MD, President of the World Federation of Right To Die Societies.

California high court to ponder rights on medical decisions
Aug 20, 1970

California high court to ponder rights on medical decisions
Physician groups fear legal intrusion into determinations best made by patients and their closest family members.

American Medical News, July 31, 2000
By Vida Foubister, AMNews staff.

California Supreme Court justices unanimously decided last month to review a long-standing case that weighs incompetent patients' right to refuse medical treatment with their constitutional right to life.

"A Story of Terminal Sedation"
Aug 20, 1970

The following article from THE AGE (Melbourne) March 7, 2001 was forwarded by the DELIVERANCE NEWS SERVICE.



THE HARD WAY OUT

Chloe Saltau with Theresa Ambrose

Dutch top court waffles in Sutorious case
Aug 20, 1970

Regarding the last ‘famous’ Dutch case (Brongersma/Sutorius), on December 24, 2002, the Netherlands Supreme Court confirmed the verdict by the Court of Appeal Amsterdam, that declared GP Sutorius guilty of assisting in the suicide of former senator Brongersma, but did not give him a sentence. The court ruled that “the GP acted conscientiously and carefully”, but he should not have helped, because the senator was “not ill” (the courts: there was no medical classification of his condition). Further appeal is not possible.

The Case of New Zealand Euthanasia Activist Leslie Martin
Aug 20, 1970

List of articlesThe Case of New Zealand Euthanasia Activist Leslie Martin

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