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Cruzan. v. Director, DMH 497 U.S. 261 (1990)
Aug 20, 1970
The Quality of Mercy
Aug 20, 1970

On 9th September VES UK published ‘The Quality of Mercy’, a comprehensive review of existing research on assisted dying and physical illness in the UK. ‘The Quality of Mercy’ demonstrates that the UK law has forced assisted dying underground, with the result that vulnerable people are not protected.

Schiavo to ask judge to let wife die soon
Aug 20, 1970

A court has ruled that Michael Schiavo can remove his wife's feeding tube after her parents' appeals are exhausted.

ACCURACY OF PRIMARY CARE AND HOSPITAL-BASED PHYSICIANS' PREDICTIONS OF ELDERLY OUTPATIENTS' TREATMENT PREFERENCES WITH AND WITHOUT ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
Aug 20, 1970

ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE -- Vol. 161 No. 3, February 12, 2001

Author Information
Kristen M. Coppola, PhD; Peter H. Ditto, PhD; Joseph H. Danks, PhD; William D. Smucker, MD

DIGINITAS digging out from 'avalanche'
Aug 20, 1970

The Swiss euthanasia organization DIGNITAS has recently been obliged to virtually close its doors due to enormous pressure of work. It has received extensive world publicity this year about its euthanasia services, resulting in it being swamped with applications. It has been reduced to sending automatic, formal replies to inquirers. DIGNITAS is based in Forch, close to Zurich.

Arrest disgusts Nelson widower
Aug 20, 1970

ARRESTED: Euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin was charged yesterday (06 March 2003) after the death of her mother, Joy, in 1999.

DIGNITY IN DYING BILL
Aug 20, 1970

Legislative Council - South Australia

Wednesday, 14th March 2001

Extract from Hansard

DIGNITY IN DYING BILL

The Hon. SANDRA KANCK obtained leave and introduced a bill for an act to provide for the administration of medical procedures to assist the death of patients who are hopelessly ill and who have experienced a desire for the procedure subject to appropriate safeguards. Read a first time.

The Hon. SANDRA KANCK: I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

A Hemlock by any other name...
Aug 20, 1970

The Hemlock Society USA intends to change its name to one more acceptable to legislators. But it cannot make up its mind to what. When Hemlock’s founders adopted the name in l980 it was meant as an allusion to the poison weed used by ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for suicide. In literature, particularly Shakespeare, the ‘taking of hemlock’ referred to rational suicide. American legislators apparently see odious connotations to Socrates taking hemlock because the Roman Senate condemned to him to death or exile for treasonous teachings.

Advocate dedicates her life to a dignified death
Aug 20, 1970

Lesley Martin will be married in the school hall at Wanganui Girls College a week today. Three days before the nuptials, Ms Martin, who has been charged with attempting to kill her ill mother, Joy, will appear in the Wanganui District Court for a hearing.

Undermedicating Called Elder Abuse: Jury Awards $1.5 Million Over Cancer Pain
Aug 20, 1970

A jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a man who accused his doctor of not prescribing enough pain medication during a battle with lung cancer.

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