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Attitudes of Oregon Psychologists Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.
Aug 20, 1970

Fenn and Ganzini, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, June 1999.

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.

Exploring the Angst of the Terminally Ill
Aug 20, 1970

Patients considering euthanasia are worried less about unbearable pain than about the social and emotional disintegration that accompanies terminal illness, a new survey has found.

Kevorkian Controversy
Aug 20, 1970

Written by the Detroit Free Press a chronological study of Jack Kevorkian and issues surrounding his work.

Film on Ramon Sampedro' s life to be shown in Venice mostra next September
Aug 20, 1970

The film "Mar Adentro" ("Out to the Sea") based on Ramon Sampedro´s life and fight to die-with-dignity has been chosen to be shown in The International Film Festival in Venice (La Mostra).

Conferences
Aug 20, 1970

The World Federation of Right To Die Societies meets every two years to exchange news and views, to elect Directors and Officers of the Federation, and to conduct other business.

Congress 2012

The next meeting will take place nin May 2012 in Zürich, Switzerland and will be hosted by EXIT Deutsche Schweiz

Bush policy on suicide is shielded in secrecy
Aug 20, 1970

Nathan Diament spent two years lobbying Congress to shut down Oregon's assisted-suicide law. But when Bush administration officials called Tuesday to say they had done the job by administrative action, he was not only pleased but also surprised.

Archive of US Supreme Court judgements
Aug 20, 1970
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).

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