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VESS History Page
Aug 20, 1970

Is euthanasia a contemporary issue, apparently not. This web page sponsored by the Voluntary Euthanasia Society offers evidence of the issue dating back into the 1930's.

The Report on Euthanasia
Aug 20, 1970

a) Summary

On the 5th September, the Council of Europe’s Committee on Social, Health and Family Affairs voted by a narrow margin to adopt the Report on Euthanasia prepared by Dick Marty.

Poll: Those who help terminally ill loved ones die shouldn't be prosecuted
Aug 20, 1970

While Jack Kevorkian, Sue Rodriguez and Robert Latimer are the names most often cited in the debate over euthanasia and mercy killing, a new poll suggested they were far from alone in their beliefs on the subject.

Assisted Death Law Endorsed by Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine
Aug 20, 1970

In a major coup for proponents of the Maine Death with Dignity Act, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine on Friday voiced her support for the proposed law.

New website World Federation opened by Michael Irwin
Aug 20, 1970

At the convention of the European division of Right to Die Societies in Luxemburg, Michael Irwin officially opened the new website of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies.

Advance directives provide comfort, not necessarily goal
Aug 20, 1970

Research says instructional directives may have psychological benefits, but a new study also found they don't improve the accuracy of surrogate decision-making.AMERICAN MEDICAL NEWS, Professional I

World conference of WFRtDS in Tokyo
Aug 20, 1970

The next international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies will be held in Tokyo next year (2004) on September 30 – Oct 1, 2, and 3. The venue will be the TOSHI CENTER HOTEL in Tokyo.

The hotel is located in the center of Tokyo and access is easy for the members in Japan. The hotel has enough conference rooms for plenary sessions and individual sessions and accommodations for 300 persons (239 single-bed rooms, 70 twin rooms and others). It is only a short, ten-minute walk to the Diet Bldg and Imperial Palace.

Euthanasia woman's arrest a shock - campaigner
Aug 20, 1970

If the Death with Dignity Bill before Parliament makes voluntary euthanasia legal, Wanganui woman Lesley Martin should take most of the credit, Philip Nitschke says.

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.

Isle of Man police take "No further action"
Aug 20, 1970

The Isle of Man police take "No further action" in the case against Patricia Kneen and Dr.

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