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Some Chinese seek euthanasia laws
Aug 20, 1970

In the two-week-long first session of the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, just closed in Beijing, Congress delegate Huang Zhong-cheng urged implementation of a pilot scheme for practicing euthanasia in Beijing. NPC delegates have been requesting legislation concerning euthanasia since 1992.

China defines euthanasia as “To end the life of a terminal patient in an humanitarian way, for the request of the relatives of the patient or the patient who is suffering severely both mentally and physically, agreed by physician.”

Advocate dedicates her life to a dignified death
Aug 20, 1970

Lesley Martin will be married in the school hall at Wanganui Girls College a week today. Three days before the nuptials, Ms Martin, who has been charged with attempting to kill her ill mother, Joy, will appear in the Wanganui District Court for a hearing.

Undermedicating Called Elder Abuse: Jury Awards $1.5 Million Over Cancer Pain
Aug 20, 1970

A jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a man who accused his doctor of not prescribing enough pain medication during a battle with lung cancer.

Public Opinion in the UK about Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

Adapted from VES --The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

National Petition for depenalisation of euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

On June 3rd, three Luxembourg newspapers brought a short appeal to the new coming-in Government to take action on depenalisation of euthanasia - signed by 100 personalities of Luxembourg society wi

Bylaws of the World Federation
Aug 20, 1970

The Bylaws of the World Federation, as adapted after Tokyo can be downloaded by clicking here.

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES
Aug 20, 1970

INJURED MAN IN LIFE SUPPORT CASE DIES Court: His wife and mother had battled for years over the right to end medical aid.

July 18, 2001

Los Angeles Times

Maura Dolan, Times Legal Affairs Writer

Robert Wendland, focus of California court

case, photographed in May, prior to his death



San Francisco-- A severely disabled man who is the subject of a closely watched right-to-die case before the California Supreme Court died of pneumonia Tuesday, family lawyers and a hospital official said.

Statistics of Euthanasia Supporters
Aug 20, 1970

From the VESS Euthanasia.org site from Scotland. The page lists polls that suggest widespread support of euthanasia issues.

First conviction of a non-doctor
Aug 20, 1970

On April 10, 2003, the Groningen courts made the first conviction of a Dutch citizen who is not a practising doctor for assisting a suicide. Mr Willem Muns who works for Stichting De Einder Noord (a society that offers support and information to persons considering voluntary euthanasia) was given a six-months suspended sentence and two years probation (He had spent 50 days in jail before the court-case).

Top California court rules in 'right to die' case
Aug 20, 1970

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 09 (Reuters) - Ruling in a closely watched "right to die" case, California's top court said on Thursday that family members have no right to stop life support for conscious patients who are not terminally ill.

The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision came several weeks after the death of the man at the center of the case, 49-year-old Robert Wendland, who died of natural causes on July 17 while still attached to life support.

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