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

In Memoriam Huib Drion (1917 – 2004).

The Boston Declaration on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

THE BOSTON DECLARATION ON ASSISTED DYING, made at the 13th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Boston, Massachussetts from September 1 to 3, 2000.

Federal Doctor-Assisted Suicide Policy Reversed
Aug 20, 1970

Reversing the policy of his predecessor who supported the nation's first assisted suicide law, Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Tuesday that doctors may not prescribe lethal doses of federally controlled substances to terminally ill patients.

Suicide Ideation in the Terminally Ill
Aug 20, 1970

From the Griefwork website, an article by Barbara Rubel on the findings of the Oregon Health Division on how suffering influences the request for euthanasia.

Private Members Bills to prevent Swiss “Suicide Tourism”
Aug 20, 1970

The growing notoriety of Dignitas’ work has prompted members of the Swiss parliament to introduce two Private Member’s Bills to prevent “suicide tourism” to Switzerland. These Bills also threaten the availability of assisted suicide for Swiss citizens.

FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon's Death With Dignity Act influences end-of-life care across the state as doctors wrestle with prescribing pain treatment.

Attitudes of Oregon Psychologists Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Oregon Death With Dignity Act
Aug 20, 1970

Since the passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act (ODDA), psychologists have been grappling with how to fulfill their legally specified role in the process of physician,assisted suicide.

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act: Three years of legalized physician-assisted suicide.
Aug 20, 1970
Brussels conference also a celebration
Aug 20, 1970

Before going to Brussels, my Berlitz guidebook told me that the people of this city "resolved long ago to have a good time, come what may, and their stoic enjoyment of life is very contagious ". And, with over a hundred different Belgian beers available, it was certainly a great place and occasion, last September, to celebrate the fact that Belgium had legalized (by a final vote of 86 to 51) physician-assisted dying in May 2002.

Comatose woman's father wants judge removed from case
Aug 20, 1970

Court activity intensifies as the deadline approaches for the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. Terri Schiavo's father is asking for the removal of the original judge who ruled his daughter should be allowed to die.

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