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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.

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.

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.

The Death with Dignity Act
Aug 20, 1970
Uncertainty about Dutch euthanasia law’s future
Aug 20, 1970

The newsletter of the Dutch organization, Right To Die-NL (NVVE) reports worries about the future of the law permitting voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands.

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.

Position Statement on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

The national peak body for palliative care, Palliative Care Australia, issued their most recent Statement on Euthanasia (Why not voluntary euthanasia?, one might ask.) in March 1999 at their Nation

Council of Europe debate postponed
Aug 20, 1970

The debate by the Council of Europe on the Marty report has been postponed til april 2004.

Oregon Death with Dignity
Aug 20, 1970

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, oral arguments in Oregon v. Ashcroft begin before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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