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European Division of WFRtDS

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New twist in cases over right to die
Aug 20, 1970

Eight years after a horrific car accident, Robert Wendland spends his days in a Lodi hospital, unable to speak or walk, a shadow of his former self.

Patient Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration
Aug 20, 1970

Ira R. Byock, American Journal Hospice & Palliative Care, March/April 1995.

World conference of WFRtDS in Tokyo
Aug 20, 1970

The next international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies will be held in Tokyo next year (2004) on September 30 – Oct 1, 2, and 3. The venue will be the TOSHI CENTER HOTEL in Tokyo.

The hotel is located in the center of Tokyo and access is easy for the members in Japan. The hotel has enough conference rooms for plenary sessions and individual sessions and accommodations for 300 persons (239 single-bed rooms, 70 twin rooms and others). It is only a short, ten-minute walk to the Diet Bldg and Imperial Palace.

Man wins right to die at home
Aug 20, 1970

BY ADAM FRESCO, The Times of London

A terminally ill man won a legal battle yesterday for the right to die at home after a health authority agreed to fund his nursing care. Lawyers for Jason Powell, who has multiple sclerosis and pneumonia and has only a few months to live, challenged Dyfed Powys Health Authority's refusal to fund home care as a breach of his human rights.

Physician-Assisted Suicide Debate
Aug 20, 1970

From the Choice in Dying Website, a booklet available that helps to explain the basis behind some of the laws regarding physician-assisted suicide.

Isle of Man police take "No further action"
Aug 20, 1970

The Isle of Man police take "No further action" in the case against Patricia Kneen and Dr.

Netherlands: Euthanasia reports decline by 15 percent over 4 years
Aug 20, 1970

The number of reported incidents of euthanasia has dropped by 15 percent during the past four years, but it is suspected the actual "mercy killing" figure is double the amount of recorded cases.

Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law gets another temporary reprieve
Aug 20, 1970

A move by the Bush administration to dismantle Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law was dealt a setback Tuesday when a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order for up to five months.

Washington v. Glucksberg, 117 S.Ct. 2258, 138 L.Ed.2d 772 (1997)
Aug 20, 1970
Woman takes death plea to European Court
Aug 20, 1970

Diane Pretty, a terminally-ill woman, today asked European human rights judges to grant her the right to die with the aid of her husband.

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