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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.

When Death Is Sought
Aug 20, 1970

A report from the Task Force on Life and Law in New York. Details the legality of euthansia.

Second Reading of Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill
Aug 20, 1970

On 6th June, Lord Joffe’s Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill was, in keeping with tradition, given an unopposed second reading by members of the House of Lords.

Lethal Jabs Study Fuels Belgian Euthanasia Debate
Aug 20, 1970

More than three in 100 deaths in Belgium's northern Flemish region every year are the result of lethal injection without the patient's request, according to a medical study published on Friday.

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying
Aug 20, 1970

The Brussels Declaration on Assisted Dying, made at the 14th International Conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies held in Brussels, Belgium from 5- 8 September 2002.

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.

COMATOSE WOMAN BACK ON LIFE SUPPORT AS COURT BATTLE RESUMES
Aug 20, 1970

Life-support feeding for a woman who has been comatose for 11 years resumed two days after her husband had it cut off to let her die.

Doctor helps advocate of right to die commit suicide
Aug 20, 1970

A woman with terminal cancer who campaigned for Oregon's euthanasia law has committed doctor-assisted suicide by drinking a glass of cranberry juice loaded with barbiturates.

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.

Proud to watch as Nancy Crick died
Aug 20, 1970

A DECISION on whether charges will be laid against the 21 people who witnessed Gold Coast grandmother Nancy Crick commit suicide last year could be known within a month, Queensland's Director of Public Prosecutions, Leanne Clare, said yesterday.

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