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Euthanasia Conference Gives Overwhelming Support to Development of Suicide Pill
Aug 20, 1970

The Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation conference in Broken Hill, Australia, yesterday gave overwhelming support to the development in Australia of a suicide pill able to provide the terminally ill with the means to their own dignified death.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: A Family Practice Perspective
Aug 20, 1970

An American Family Physician Special Medical Report.

Narrow defeat for Luxembourg bill (15th January 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

On 15 January a resolution that would radically change Luxembourg law on euthanasia was narrowly defeated in the Luxembourg parliament.

Ashcroft's Meddling
Aug 20, 1970

US Attorney General John Ashcroft has no business trying to overturn the voters' will by sending federal drug agents after Oregon doctors who prescribe drugs to assist suicides.

United States: DWDNC Legislative Watch
Aug 20, 1970

The Death with Dignity National Center tracks end-of-life choice legislation in the U.S., on the state and federal level, and internationally.

One year of enforcement of the law
Aug 20, 1970

One year of enforcement of the law, by Jacqueline Herremans

Right-to-die case fast-tracked: Diane Pretty wants the right to die
Aug 20, 1970

BBC. London. Wednesday, 23 January, 2002

The European Court of Human Rights is to fast-track the case of terminally ill woman Diane Pretty, who is seeking legal permission to be allowed to end her life. The Strasbourg court announced on Wednesday that the case was to be given priority. It could now be heard within months.

Mrs Pretty, 43, who has motor neurone disease, wants an assurance that her husband Brain will not be prosecuted if he helps her to take her own life.

The Director of Public Prosecutions has refused to give such a guarantee.

New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post all call for opposition to the
Aug 20, 1970

In an editorial 19 September, 2000 the New York Times called for President Clinton's veto should the Senate pass the so-called "Pain Relief Promotion Act."

British Nurses back Euthanasia Law
Aug 20, 1970

A third of nurses believe they should be lawfully allowed to help patients to commit suicide, a survey has found.

Timeline of the Terri Schiavo Case
Aug 20, 1970

Adapted from the Associated Press, Dec 25, 2002

The following is the timeline in the case of Terri Schiavo, who first collapsed and fell into a coma in 1990. The conflict between Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, began in 1993, and continues to this day. The court bhattle began in 1998, when Michael Schiavo petitioned the court to remove Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.

  • Feb. 25, 1990: Terri Schiavo collapses in her home. Doctors believe a potassium imbalance caused her heart to stop, temporarily cutting off oxygen to her brain.

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