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Isle of Man votes in favour of assisted dying bill (13th May 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

On the 13th May the Isle of Man's House of Keys (parliament) voted in favour of introducing a Bill to allow terminally ill adults the right to choose medical help to die.

Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

Anguished debate: Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia

Tampa Woman Won't Have Feedings Cut
Aug 20, 1970

The woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether she should be allowed to die will continue to be fed through a tube for weeks under an order issued Wednesday by an appeals court.

Convention on the Future of Europe
Aug 20, 1970

In another news article you can read about plans to include Article 1-51 in the new constitutional treaty for the European Union.

A Plea for Beneficent Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

This statement first appeared in The Humanist of July/August 1974.

Judge Denies Request To Feed Patient, 92
Aug 20, 1970

A judge Monday refused to set aside a guardian's instructions for the care of 92-year-old Margaret Russell, a nursing home resident who has not been given any food or nutrients for five weeks.

Growing international choices in dying
Aug 20, 1970

World Federation Annual Global Report (2003): The annual global report of the president of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies. The report is about the developments worldwide in the field of the right to die in 2003.

Poll: Many doctors back assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

Rank-and-file doctors favor physician-assisted suicide by nearly twice the rate of the elected leadership of the nation's premier medical organization, according to a survey by a Baylor College of Medicine professor.

Now 38 societies in 23 countries
Aug 20, 1970

President's report by Michael Irwin MD.

California Supreme Court Grapples with Pulling Plug on Accident Victim
Aug 20, 1970

The California Supreme Court has begun hearing the case of a woman who wants permission to pull her husband off life support because she says that is what he would have wanted after an auto accident left him in a near-vegetative state.

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