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Meeting held on Death With Dignity Bill
Aug 21, 1970

As reported in Newsletter No 2, the Death With Dignity Bill of Jeremy Purvis, Liberal Democrat MSP, has been out for consultation by public bodies and committees through the summer. It is expected to be debated in the Scottish Parliament later this year.

Euthanasia Laws Cannot Be Shared
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

Derek Humphry

Results of First Ever UK-Wide Study into Euthanasia and End-of-life Decisions
Aug 21, 1970

The results of the first UK-wide study into euthanasia are revealed today, January 18th 2006, in ‘Palliative Medicine’. The survey, carried out by a Brunel University academic, shows the proportion of UK deaths in which doctors report having assisted patients’ suicide, carried out euthanasia, or taken other medical decisions relating to the ending of life. This is the first time such a comprehensive survey of UK medical practice has been reported. Because the same survey has been done in other countries, rates in the UK can be compared with rates elsewhere.

ADMD-L conference on accompanied suicide in Switzerland
Aug 21, 1970

Elke Baezner spoke at a conference in Luxembourg on accompanied suicide in Switzerland, in view of adding assisted suicide to the statutes of ADMD-L.In view of adding assisted suicide to the statut

Dutch Hope Euthanasia Law Will Prompt Debate
Aug 20, 1970

Policymakers and pro-euthanasia groups in the Netherlands voiced the hope that Tuesday's landmark decision to legalize mercy-killing will encourage discussion on the controversial issue elsewhere.

Suicide reform plea to stop Britons going abroad to die
Aug 20, 1970

(From The Guardian in London, April 16, 2003)

Campaigners for euthanasia claimed yesterday that a failure to make assisted suicide legal in Britain was driving people abroad to end their lives. The case of Robert and Jennifer Stokes, a couple from Bedfordshire who were helped to die by a Swiss euthanasia group, has renewed concern about “suicide tourism”. Mrs. Stokes is believed to have attempted suicide before.

89-year-old man will be charged with murdering wife
Aug 20, 1970

An 89-year-old man will be charged with murder after telling police he smothered his 85-year-old wife in her nursing home bed last week to end her pain, authorities said Monday.

Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Save State's Death with Dignity Act
Aug 20, 1970

Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Save State's Death with Dignity Act



Gannett News Service (June 14, 2001)

MIKE MADDEN WASHINGTON -- Oregon members of Congress launched a pre-emptive strike Wednesday against efforts to undo the state's unique assisted suicide law, introducing legislation to encourage aggressive treatment of pain without interfering with the Oregon Death With Dignity Act.

Medical Opinion in the UK
Aug 20, 1970

Adapted from VES --The Voluntary Euthanasia Society of England and Wales

Bill about legalizing euthanasia rejected in Madrid
Aug 20, 1970

The Spanish Parliament rejected a Bill to legalize voluntary euthanasia presented by Esquerra Nacionalista de Cartalunya and Izquieda Unida.

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