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Changes in the board of the World Federation of Right to Die societies
Aug 20, 1970

The WFRtDS has a new president, Jacob Kohnstamm and a new vice-president, Jacqueline Herremans. Annelies Plaisant was re-elected as treasurer and Faye Girsh is now newsletter editor.

American Medical Association Policy on Assisted Suicide
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patients death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act (e.g., the physician provides sleeping pills and information about the lethal dose, while aware that the patient may commit suicide).

Lethal Jabs Study Fuels Belgian Euthanasia Debate
Aug 20, 1970

More than three in 100 deaths in Belgium's northern Flemish region every year are the result of lethal injection without the patient's request, according to a medical study published on Friday.

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying, made at the 14th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Brussels, Belgium from 5- 8 September 2002.

“Death Tourism”
Aug 20, 1970

In the last year, Dignitas in Switzerland has attracted great media coverage, in the UK and in Europe at large, for assisting the suicides of people who are not Swiss citizens.

COMATOSE WOMAN BACK ON LIFE SUPPORT AS COURT BATTLE RESUMES
Aug 20, 1970

Life-support feeding for a woman who has been comatose for 11 years resumed two days after her husband had it cut off to let her die.

Doctor helps advocate of right to die commit suicide
Aug 20, 1970

A woman with terminal cancer who campaigned for Oregon's euthanasia law has committed doctor-assisted suicide by drinking a glass of cranberry juice loaded with barbiturates.

The new board of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Aug 20, 1970

Left to right, standing: Libby Drake (Australia, secretary), Jacob Kohnstamm (Netherlands), Annelies Plaisant (Florida, USA, treasurer), Dr. Michio Arakawa (Japan), Jacqueline Herremans (Belgium), Dr. Michael Irwin (UK, president), and Dr. Richard MacDonald (USA). Seated: Juana Betancor (Spain, vice- president), Derek Humphry (USA, newsletter editor), Dr. Libby Wilson (UK).

Dr. Juan Mendoza-Vega (Colombia)

Proud to watch as Nancy Crick died
Aug 20, 1970

A DECISION on whether charges will be laid against the 21 people who witnessed Gold Coast grandmother Nancy Crick commit suicide last year could be known within a month, Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, said yesterday.

MAJORITY OF SWEDES WANT EUTHANASIA TO BE AVAILABLE
Aug 20, 1970

A majority of Swedes think that those who want euthanasia should be allowed to have it, according to a recent poll.

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