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AIDS sufferer loses first part of legal battle to kill self with doctor's aid
Aug 20, 1970

An AIDS sufferer lost the first round of a provincial legal battle Wednesday in his bid to kill himself with a doctor's help.

Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

Anguished debate: Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia

Brussels conference also a celebration
Aug 20, 1970

Before going to Brussels, my Berlitz guidebook told me that the people of this city "resolved long ago to have a good time, come what may, and their stoic enjoyment of life is very contagious ". And, with over a hundred different Belgian beers available, it was certainly a great place and occasion, last September, to celebrate the fact that Belgium had legalized (by a final vote of 86 to 51) physician-assisted dying in May 2002.

Tampa Woman Won't Have Feedings Cut
Aug 20, 1970

The woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether she should be allowed to die will continue to be fed through a tube for weeks under an order issued Wednesday by an appeals court.

A Plea for Beneficent Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

This statement first appeared in The Humanist of July/August 1974.

French Doctor may be charged in Humbert case
Aug 20, 1970

The head doctor of the intensive care ward where a French paraplegic, Vincent Humbert, died six weeks ago may be charged with premeditated murder for injecting Mr. Humbert with a lethal substance.

The death of Mr. Humbert, 22, which was initially ascribed to his mother, Marie, came after an unsuccessful nine-month campaign by his supporters to make euthanasia legal, an effort that set off a national debate over the issue of assisted suicide.

Judge Denies Request To Feed Patient, 92
Aug 20, 1970

A judge Monday refused to set aside a guardian's instructions for the care of 92-year-old Margaret Russell, a nursing home resident who has not been given any food or nutrients for five weeks.

Poll: Many doctors back assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

Rank-and-file doctors favor physician-assisted suicide by nearly twice the rate of the elected leadership of the nation's premier medical organization, according to a survey by a Baylor College of Medicine professor.

DUTCH COURT DEMANDS MORE TESTIMONY IN LANDMARK EUTHANASIA CASE
Aug 20, 1970

A Dutch appeals court said Tuesday it would hear further expert evidence before ruling on the case of a doctor who helped a healthy 86-year-old commit suicide because he was "tired of living".

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.

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