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Caregiver faces trial in assisted suicide case
Aug 20, 1970

A Green Bay woman who told police she helped a terminally ill man kill himself waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to stand trial for assisting a suicide.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: All Sides of the Issue
Aug 20, 1970

International laws and history of assisted suicide. Includes Australia, Japan, Cambodia and Scotland.

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.

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.

One year of enforcement of the law
Aug 20, 1970

One year of enforcement of the law, by Jacqueline Herremans

French Health Minister admits to mercy killings
Aug 20, 1970

France's health minister Bernard Kouchner has said he performed mercy killings in Vietnam and Lebanon during a controversial career as a doctor and aid worker, but said ending someone's life was a "delicate matter".

Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die
Aug 20, 1970

A study reported in the September 11th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine and carried by Reuters Health News service reports that "Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die."

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.

COMATOSE SURGEON WOULD PREFER DEATH, PHYSICIAN TESTIFIES
Aug 20, 1970

Sweeny surgeon Joseph Ndiyob, comatose for about two months, would prefer to die than continue to be kept alive on life support, his attending physician testified Tuesday.

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