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Murder case complicates Dutch euthanasia bill
Aug 20, 1970

The Netherlands' controversial bill to legalise mercy killing has claimed its first victim in the very profession it was designed to protect.

Now 38 societies in 23 countries
Aug 20, 1970

President's report by Michael Irwin MD.

Death Bill a possibility
Aug 20, 1970

LEGISLATION allowing voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill may be debated this year in State Parliament.

Supreme Court rules against marijuana use for patients
Aug 20, 1970

The Supreme Court handed medical marijuana users a major defeat today, ruling that a federal law classifying the drug as illegal has no exception for ill patients.

Court cases draw attention to cause
Aug 20, 1970

President’s Report By Michael Irwin: finance, new activities and ageing populations.

Loving man helped wife die, court told
Aug 20, 1970

April 23 2003, Alexander Gamble Maxwell, 55, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting his wife's suicide.

UN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONCERNED ABOUT DUTCH EUTHANASIA LAW
Aug 20, 1970

The UN Human Rights Committee expressed fears Friday that new Dutch legislation allowing euthanasia might lead to general insensitivity over so-called mercy killings.

British Medical Association -- Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project
Aug 20, 1970

The web site of the BMA's Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project was intended to help to set the agenda for a consensus conference. Among other materials, the siteincludes definitions of terminology, and text of some BMA publications and papers on these and other end of life issues.

Narrow defeat for Luxembourg bill (15th January 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

On 15 January a resolution that would radically change Luxembourg law on euthanasia was narrowly defeated in the Luxembourg parliament.

Separating Death From Agony
Aug 20, 1970

Not long ago, a cancer specialist I know faced a situation that chilled those of us who care for people with terminal illness.

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