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Harris Poll -- January 2002
Aug 20, 1970

Harris Interactive Survey Finds 2-to-1 Majorities Continue to Support Rights to Both Euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Clear majority (when asked) also believes that Attorney General Ashcroft is wrong to oppose Oregon proposition allowing physician- assisted suicide

Evelyn Martens case proceeds to trial
Aug 20, 1970

Evelyn Martens of the Right-to-Die Network of Canada was arrested and charged with aiding an counselling the suicides of two terminally ill individuals. The trial is expected to begin in September 2004.

BUSH MAY ACT ON ASSISTED SUICIDE
Aug 20, 1970

Sen. Gordon Smith says the president is considering an order to overturn how a U.S. drug law can be used

Loving man helped wife die, court told
Aug 20, 1970

April 23 2003, Alexander Gamble Maxwell, 55, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting his wife's suicide.

News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman
Aug 20, 1970

News Chronology of Case of Comatose Florida Woman Terri Schiavo. Judge Says Schiavo's Feeding Tube Can Be Removed (Nov 22, 2002)

Changes in the board of the World Federation of Right to Die societies
Aug 20, 1970

The WFRtDS has a new president, Jacob Kohnstamm and a new vice-president, Jacqueline Herremans. Annelies Plaisant was re-elected as treasurer and Faye Girsh is now newsletter editor.

THE HARD WAY OUT
Aug 20, 1970

In debates about euthanasia, the drugs are never quick.

American Medical Association Policy on Assisted Suicide
Aug 20, 1970

American Medical Association Policies: Assisted Suicide

Physician-assisted suicide occurs when a physician facilitates a patients death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act (e.g., the physician provides sleeping pills and information about the lethal dose, while aware that the patient may commit suicide).

California high court to ponder rights on medical decisions
Aug 20, 1970

California high court to ponder rights on medical decisions
Physician groups fear legal intrusion into determinations best made by patients and their closest family members.

American Medical News, July 31, 2000
By Vida Foubister, AMNews staff.

California Supreme Court justices unanimously decided last month to review a long-standing case that weighs incompetent patients' right to refuse medical treatment with their constitutional right to life.

“Death Tourism”
Aug 20, 1970

In the last year, Dignitas in Switzerland has attracted great media coverage, in the UK and in Europe at large, for assisting the suicides of people who are not Swiss citizens.

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