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Doctor Convicted in Drug Deaths
Aug 20, 1970

A psychiatrist accused of killing five elderly patients by prescribing fatal doses of morphine was convicted Monday of manslaughter and negligent homicide.

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)

FLA. JUDGE: WITHDRAW LIFE SUPPORT
Aug 20, 1970

A judge has again ordered that a comatose woman's feedings be stopped, siding against her parents and in favor of the husband who believes she should be allowed to die.

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.

Seguin Award to be made for the first time in Tokyo.
Aug 20, 1970

The World Federation of Right To Die Societies biennial conference in Tokyo in the fall of 2004 will see the presentation of the first Marilyn Seguin Memorial Award. The Board of Directors, at their meeting in Luxembourg in October 2003 discussed possible recipients and have decided on a very worthy individual who will be receiving this inaugural presentation in honor of Marilyn Seguin.

Death Bill a possibility
Aug 20, 1970

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

South Australian Dying with Dignity Bill to be Tabled
Aug 20, 1970

ANOTHER attempt to make voluntary euthanasia legal in SA will be put to both Houses of Parliament this week.

Governor Jeb Bush intervenes in "right to die" case
Aug 20, 1970

A right to die case in Florida that has passed through the hands of 19 separate judges drew the state's governor, Jeb Bush, into its ambit last week, when he met the family of the woman at its centre and filed a brief with the court.

Living Wills to be assessed
Aug 20, 1970

The 15th international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, in the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo.

Right-to-die activism and government crackdowns
Aug 20, 1970

At the same time that right to die organizations worldwide are working to secure laws for assisted dying, numerous individuals still use "extralegal" means to end their lives.

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