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Uncertainty about Dutch euthanasia law’s future
Aug 20, 1970

The newsletter of the Dutch organization, Right To Die-NL (NVVE) reports worries about the future of the law permitting voluntary euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands.

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.

Council of Europe debate postponed
Aug 20, 1970

The debate by the Council of Europe on the Marty report has been postponed til april 2004.

Oregon Death with Dignity
Aug 20, 1970

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, oral arguments in Oregon v. Ashcroft begin before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Appellate Court Says Wife Has Right to Disconnect Husband's Life Support
Aug 20, 1970

Appellate Court Says Wife Has Right to Disconnect Husband's Life Support

DOUG WILLIS, Associated Press Writer

February 24, 2000



17:49 PST SACRAMENTO (AP) -- An appellate court ruled Thursday that the wife of a Stockton man who suffered severe brain damage -- and has been paralyzed and unable to communicate since a 1993 traffic accident -- has the right to disconnect his life support over the objections of his mother.

Reports on the progress of the Oregon legislation from ABC News
Aug 20, 1970
Friends at the End additional, temporary Web-Site
Aug 20, 1970

For technical reasons, it has been necessary to create an additional, temporary Web-Site to provide certain information.

Are Living Wills Followed?
Aug 20, 1970

Are Living Wills Followed?

Having an advance directive is no guarantee that end-of-life wishes will be honored. A 1995 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study of 4,300 critically ill patients found that only 49 percent who requested do not resuscitate (DNR) orders actually got them; 70 percent of those patients were never asked their preferences. There have been many cases in which individuals who have taken all the right steps have been deprived of seeing their loved ones' wishes carried out because of physician, family, or institutional resistance.

Ashcroft Ruling Blocks Ore. Assisted-Suicide Law
Aug 20, 1970

Attorney General John D. Ashcroft effectively blocked Oregon's landmark assisted-suicide law yesterday, authorizing federal drug agents to identify and punish doctors who prescribe federally controlled drugs to help terminally ill patients die.

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