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Death Net -The most current news from around the world
Aug 20, 1970

provided by John Hofsess

Euthanasia laws cannot be shared
Aug 20, 1970

At the 15th biennial conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies in Tokyo during the first week of October, an Italian delegate, Emilio Coveri, made an impassioned plea for those nations which have lawful assisted suicide to allow Italian people to travel there for assisted in death.

"Belgium, Switzerland and the Netherlands should accept cases from other countries," said Coveri of EXIT-Italia, Turin. "It would put pressure on the Italian government to change the laws on this."

American Medical Association: Principles of Medical Ethics
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association: Principles of Medical Ethics

The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility not only to patients, but also to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct that define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.

Principles of Medical Ethics

Oregon Assisted - Suicide Law Intact
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon doctors can prescribe lethal medicines again to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives now that a judge has temporarily blocked a federal order that had essentially shut down the state's unique assisted-suicide law.

Verbal Battles over Euthanasia.
Aug 20, 1970

From the religious tolerance.org site about moral and ethical issues related to physician-assisted suicide.

Draft report on the situation as regards fundamental rights in the European Union (2002)
Aug 20, 1970

On the 3rd September the European Parliament voted to omit from an annual report on fundamental rights an article which raised the issue of assisted dying in Europe. The report on fundamental rights in the European Union in 2002 was prepared on the ‘own-initiative’ of the Committee on Citizen’s Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs. Whilst the report is mostly concerned with other human rights issues and abuses, its draft form had contained one article which:

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.

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

Dutch ‘Drion Pill’ becomes ‘Lastwillpill’
Aug 20, 1970

The annual meeting of the Dutch Voluntary Euthanasia Foundation (NVVE) on March 29, 2003, voted on several important changes to its constitution, a new name, and a fresh name for the Drion Pill. These changes were felt necessary because legalization and social acceptance have been achieved.

Main points in this change were:

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