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Murder case complicates Dutch euthanasia bill
Aug 20, 1970

The Netherlands' controversial bill to legalise mercy killing has claimed its first victim in the very profession it was designed to protect.

British Nurses back Euthanasia Law
Aug 20, 1970

A third of nurses believe they should be lawfully allowed to help patients to commit suicide, a survey has found.

Death Bill a possibility
Aug 20, 1970

LEGISLATION allowing voluntary euthanasia for the terminally ill may be debated this year in State Parliament.

Supreme Court rules against marijuana use for patients
Aug 20, 1970

The Supreme Court handed medical marijuana users a major defeat today, ruling that a federal law classifying the drug as illegal has no exception for ill patients.

Luxembourg reform lost by one vote
Aug 20, 1970

In the Luxembourg Parliament on March 12, 2003, a Resolution /bill drawn up by Jean Huss (vice-president of ADMD-L and Representative of the “Green” party and the Socialist Parliamentarian Lydie Er

UN RIGHTS COMMISSION CONCERNED ABOUT DUTCH EUTHANASIA LAW
Aug 20, 1970

The UN Human Rights Committee expressed fears Friday that new Dutch legislation allowing euthanasia might lead to general insensitivity over so-called mercy killings.

British Medical Association -- Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project
Aug 20, 1970

The web site of the BMA's Physician Assisted Suicide Conference Project was intended to help to set the agenda for a consensus conference. Among other materials, the siteincludes definitions of terminology, and text of some BMA publications and papers on these and other end of life issues.

British Medical Journal
Aug 20, 1970

Collection of articles on end of life issues

Arrested for Showing Compassion
Aug 20, 1970

Michael Irwin, MD, on his arrest for conspiring to assist the suicide of Patrick Kneen.

Separating Death From Agony
Aug 20, 1970

Not long ago, a cancer specialist I know faced a situation that chilled those of us who care for people with terminal illness.

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