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One year of enforcement of the law
Aug 20, 1970

One year of enforcement of the law, by Jacqueline Herremans

Ashcroft memorandum
Aug 20, 1970

Text of Ashcroft memorandum prohibiting use of federally controlled substances for assisted suicide.

Vacco, Attorney General of New York v. Quill, 117 S.Ct. 2293, 138 L.Ed.2d (1997)
Aug 20, 1970
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.

Right to die case taken to European court
Aug 20, 1970

A terminally-ill woman took her fight for the right to "die with dignity" to the European court of human rights today.

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.

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.

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.

Arrested for Showing Compassion
Aug 20, 1970

Michael Irwin, MD, on his arrest for conspiring to assist the suicide of Patrick Kneen.

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