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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.

Death Bill a possibility
Aug 20, 1970

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

The many ways to hasten death
Aug 20, 1970

The sixth meeting of NuTech was held in Seattle in January to continue the quest to develop new technologies for self-deliverance. It was attended by 20 people from six countries including several member organizations of the World Federation.

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.

Ensuring Choices for a Dignified Death
Aug 20, 1970

The World Federation, founded in 1980, consists of 45 right to die organizations from 26 countries. The Federation provides an international link for organizations working to secure or protect the rights of individuals to self-determination at the end of their lives.

The Federation:

EUTHANASIA GROUPS COOL ON SUICIDE PILL
Aug 20, 1970

THE AGE (Melbourne)

EUTHANASIA GROUPS COOL ON SUICIDE PILL

By Brett Foley, Medical Reporter

3 August, 2001 (Melbourne). Plans by euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke to develop a suicide pill appear likely to be dismissed by other interest groups this weekend as the Democrats and the Greens renew plans for private members' bills to reinstate the Northern Territory's right-to-die legislation.

Second reading of UK Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill (6th June 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

Future notice: On 6th June a Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill will proceed to its second reading in the House of Lords.

British Medical Journal
Aug 20, 1970

Collection of articles on end of life issues

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.

Parliamentary Commission set up as Doctor claims responsibility for Vincent Humbert’s death
Aug 20, 1970

On 26th September Vincent Humbert died after his mother Marie Humbert injected a lethal dose of barbiturates into his intravenous drip. Four days later, his doctor claimed responsibility for his death. The publicity that has ensued from the case of Vincent Humbert has revitalised national debate on the subject of mercy-killing and prompted the French National Assembly to set up a Commission to investigate issues relating to the ‘end of life’.

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