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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.

Christine Malèvre appeals her sentence
Aug 20, 1970

On 2nd October, Christine Malèvre began her controversial appeal against her sentence for the murder of six terminally ill cancer patients.

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."

An example of assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

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News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman
Aug 20, 1970

News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman Terri Schiavo. Judge Says Schiavo's Feeding Tube Can Be Removed (Nov 22, 2002)

THE HARD WAY OUT
Aug 20, 1970

In debates about euthanasia, the drugs are never quick.

The Marilyn Seguin Memorial award
Aug 20, 1970

In December, 2002, a donation was received from the Marilyn Seguin Memorial Fund, a fund for the care of the seriously ill at the end of life, that had been initiated as part of Marilyn’s estate, at her death in September of 2000. Her solicitor, Martin Campbell of Toronto, Canada, informed us that $10,000 in United States funds would be received by the World Federation of Right To Die Societies.

89-year-old man will be charged with murdering wife
Aug 20, 1970

An 89-year-old man will be charged with murder after telling police he smothered his 85-year-old wife in her nursing home bed last week to end her pain, authorities said Monday.

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