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Euthanasia decriminalized under tight rules
Aug 20, 1970

The Belgian law on euthanasia came into force on 23 September 2002. To avoid misunderstandings or misinterpretations (I have read everything and its contrary about this law since the last months), it seems important to stress its main elements:

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.

A Plea for Beneficent Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

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

Trial Set For Euthanasia Campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

New Zealand euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin will be tried in March 2004 for the attempted murder of her mother.

Between now and the two-week trial, police will monitor Ms Martin’s web site to make sure she does not breach her bail conditions.

Ms Martin is prohibited from speaking about her own case, but can speak about other cases.

She says she is currently gathering signatures for an open letter to Parliament.

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.

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.

New website for FATE, Scotland
Aug 20, 1970

Friends at the End (FATE), Scotland has recently established a
web-site giving information about this Glasgow, Scotland based
RTD Society.

The website can be found here .

Gagging order holds justice up to ridicule
Aug 20, 1970

Editorial: Gagging order holds justice up to ridicule - Freedom of speech is not a right to trifle with.

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.

Florida Court Nixes Law Keeping Woman Alive
Aug 20, 1970

Dealing a defeat to Governor Jeb Bush, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that was rushed through the Legislature last fall to keep a severely brain-damaged woman hooked to a feeding tube.

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