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Campaigner fights muzzle
Aug 20, 1970

Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin, who has been charged with the attempted murder of her mother, will fight in court next week against a muzzling order.

ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PAIN IN PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENTS
Aug 20, 1970

Pain affects more than 70% of cancer patients but is often undertreated. The authors review and present methodologies to maximize proper palliative approaches to this symptom for the majority of patients.

A Hemlock by any other name...
Aug 20, 1970

The Hemlock Society USA intends to change its name to one more acceptable to legislators. But it cannot make up its mind to what. When Hemlock’s founders adopted the name in l980 it was meant as an allusion to the poison weed used by ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for suicide. In literature, particularly Shakespeare, the ‘taking of hemlock’ referred to rational suicide. American legislators apparently see odious connotations to Socrates taking hemlock because the Roman Senate condemned to him to death or exile for treasonous teachings.

New Bill presented to the British House of Lords
Aug 20, 1970

January 15th 2004, a new Assisted Dying Bill was introduced to the British House of Lords by Lord Joffe, a retired human rights lawyer, and a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales.

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
New right-to-die organization announced
Aug 20, 1970

A new right-to-die organization for the US, named Final Exit Network, was announced September 16th, 2004.A new right-to-die organization dedicated to serving people who are suffering intolerably fr

American Medical Association Policy on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Euthanasia

Euthanasia is the administration of a lethal agent by another person to a patient for the purpose of relieving the patients intolerable and incurable suffering.

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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