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How Does the Law Stand in Canada
Aug 20, 1970

The Canadian society, Dying With Dignity, provides an online reprint of Chapter 8 from 'A Gentle Death' by Marilynne Seguin.

One year of enforcement of the law
Aug 20, 1970

One year of enforcement of the law, by Jacqueline Herremans

French Health Minister admits to mercy killings
Aug 20, 1970

France's health minister Bernard Kouchner has said he performed mercy killings in Vietnam and Lebanon during a controversial career as a doctor and aid worker, but said ending someone's life was a "delicate matter".

Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die
Aug 20, 1970

A study reported in the September 11th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine and carried by Reuters Health News service reports that "Most terminally ill cancer patients favor right to die."

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.

COMATOSE SURGEON WOULD PREFER DEATH, PHYSICIAN TESTIFIES
Aug 20, 1970

Sweeny surgeon Joseph Ndiyob, comatose for about two months, would prefer to die than continue to be kept alive on life support, his attending physician testified Tuesday.

Luxembourg reform lost by one vote
Aug 20, 1970

In the Luxembourg Parliament on March 12, 2003, a Resolution /bill drawn up by Jean Huss (vice-president of ADMD-L and Representative of the “Green” party and the Socialist Parliamentarian Lydie Er

Arrested for Showing Compassion
Aug 20, 1970

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

State Law Influences State End of Life Care
Aug 20, 1970

THE OREGONIAN (Sunday, February 18, 2001)
By Erin Hoover Barnett of The Oregonian staff


FEW USE IT, BUT SUICIDE LAW STILL HAS IMPACT

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


Sixteen people died by physician-assisted suicide in 1998 and another 27 in 1999. And when the Oregon Health Division releases its third annual report on the practice Wednesday, little if any growth is expected in the number of cases, say experts outside the health division.

Ensuring Choices for a Dignified Death
Aug 20, 1970

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 45 right to die organizations from 26 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

The Federation:

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