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French Health Minister, Dr. Bernard Kouchner, Admits Mercy Killings
Aug 20, 1970

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP - Tuesday, 24 July, 2001

French Health Minister Bernard Kouchner's remarks are expected to spark a debate. The French Health Minister, Bernard Kouchner, has admitted he practised euthanasia when he worked as a doctor.

In an interview with the Dutch weekly magazine Vrij Nederland, Mr Kouchner said he practised mercy killings during the wars in Lebanon and Vietnam, injecting people who he said were suffering too much.

When people were suffering too much pain and I knew in advance they would die, I would help them.

Declaration of the Luxemburg meeting of the RtD-E (October 24-25, 2003)
Aug 20, 1970

The biennal meeting of the European Right to Die societies has been concluded by issueing a declaration.

Judge Says Schiavo's Feeding Tube Can Be Removed
Aug 20, 1970

The husband of a woman who's been in a coma-like state for 12 years can have her feeding tube removed and be allowed to die, a judge ruled Friday.

COMATOSE SURGEON WOULD PREFER DEATH, PHYSICIAN TESTIFIES
Aug 20, 1970

Sweeny surgeon Joseph Ndiyob, comatose for about two months, would prefer to die than continue to be kept alive on life support, his attending physician testified Tuesday.

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:

Euthanasia gag order lifted
Aug 20, 1970

Lesley Martin can resume her campaign to legalise euthanasia after a gagging order was lifted in the Wanganui District Court yesterday.

Passive euthanasia bill moves forward
Aug 20, 1970

The right of terminally ill people to request passive euthanasia took a further step toward legalization yesterday, when the Knesset Law Committee approved a revised version of legislation on the matter for a first reading.

Oregon 2000 report on assisted dying
Aug 20, 1970
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.

FAQs - introduction
Aug 20, 1970

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