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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
Caregiver faces trial in assisted suicide case
Aug 20, 1970

A Green Bay woman who told police she helped a terminally ill man kill himself waived her right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and was ordered to stand trial for assisting a suicide.

The Joint Committee of Human Rights’ response to the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill
Aug 20, 1970

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is appointed by the House of Lords and the House of Commons to consider matters relating to human rights in the United Kingdom. All of its members are former lawyers or academics.

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: All Sides of the Issue
Aug 20, 1970

International laws and history of assisted suicide. Includes Australia, Japan, Cambodia and Scotland.

Oregon files lawsuit against U.S. government over assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

The state of Oregon sued the U.S. government on Wednesday over a federal directive that essentially blocks the state's assisted-suicide law.

Christine Malèvre appeals her sentence
Aug 20, 1970

On 2nd October, Christine Malèvre began her controversial appeal against her sentence for the murder of six terminally ill cancer patients.

How Does the Law Stand in Canada
Aug 20, 1970

The Canadian society, Dying With Dignity, provides an online reprint of Chapter 8 from 'A Gentle Death' by Marilynne Seguin.

French Health Minister admits to mercy killings
Aug 20, 1970

France's health minister Bernard Kouchner has said he performed mercy killings in Vietnam and Lebanon during a controversial career as a doctor and aid worker, but said ending someone's life was a "delicate matter".

An example of assisted suicide
Aug 20, 1970

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