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Woman takes death plea to European Court
Aug 20, 1970

Diane Pretty, a terminally-ill woman, today asked European human rights judges to grant her the right to die with the aid of her husband.

CHOICES: SOUNDS OF SILENCE ON MATTERS OF HOSPICE
Aug 20, 1970

NEW YORK TIMES, Health Section (Tues, February 13, 2001)

By Eric Nagourney

Despite recent growth of the hospice field, intended to help the terminally ill die as peacefully as possible, most Americans still die in hospitals. Other studies had found that doctors often failed to tell patients' families about their options; now, a new report suggests that nurses, too, may play a role.

Trial Set For Euthanasia Campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

New Zealand euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin will be tried in March 2004 for the attempted murder of her mother.

Between now and the two-week trial, police will monitor Ms Martin’s web site to make sure she does not breach her bail conditions.

Ms Martin is prohibited from speaking about her own case, but can speak about other cases.

She says she is currently gathering signatures for an open letter to Parliament.

When Death Needs a Plan
Aug 20, 1970

The case of 92-year-old Margaret Russell illustrates just how complicated end-of-life decisions can be.

Dutch Hope Euthanasia Law Will Prompt Debate
Aug 20, 1970

Policymakers and pro-euthanasia groups in the Netherlands voiced the hope that Tuesday's landmark decision to legalize mercy-killing will encourage discussion on the controversial issue elsewhere.

New website for FATE, Scotland
Aug 20, 1970

Friends at the End (FATE), Scotland has recently established a
web-site giving information about this Glasgow, Scotland based
RTD Society.

The website can be found here .

Euthanasia campaigner cheerful but defiant
Aug 20, 1970

Euthanasia campaigner cheerful but defiant

Sunday Star Times

www.stuff.co.nz

By FRANK HADEN, 13 April 2003

Foremost in Lesley Martin's mind when I talked to her before her postponed voluntary euthanasia charge hearing in Wanganui District Court on Wednesday was her honeymoon. She married last night, wears her scintillating ring proudly and told me she hoped the court proceedings would not upset her plans.

Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Save State's Death with Dignity Act
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Save State's Death with Dignity Act



Gannett News Service (June 14, 2001)

MIKE MADDEN WASHINGTON -- Oregon members of Congress launched a pre-emptive strike Wednesday against efforts to undo the state's unique assisted suicide law, introducing legislation to encourage aggressive treatment of pain without interfering with the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.

Internationally renowned supporter of self-determination, Huib Drion, dead.
Aug 20, 1970

In Memoriam Huib Drion (1917 – 2004).

Medical Opinion in the UK
Aug 20, 1970

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

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