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The parents of a woman who has been in a coma since 1990 asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to stop her husband fromhaving her feeding tube removed.
New Zealand euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin will be tried in March 2004 for the attempted murder of her mother.
Between now and the two-week trial, police will monitor Ms Martin’s web site to make sure she does not breach her bail conditions.
Ms Martin is prohibited from speaking about her own case, but can speak about other cases.
She says she is currently gathering signatures for an open letter to Parliament.
Euthanasia campaigner cheerful but defiant
Sunday Star Times
By FRANK HADEN, 13 April 2003
Foremost in Lesley Martin's mind when I talked to her before her postponed voluntary euthanasia charge hearing in Wanganui District Court on Wednesday was her honeymoon. She married last night, wears her scintillating ring proudly and told me she hoped the court proceedings would not upset her plans.
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In Memoriam Huib Drion (1917 – 2004).
Reversing the policy of his predecessor who supported the nation's first assisted suicide law, Attorney General John Ashcroft said on Tuesday that doctors may not prescribe lethal doses of federally controlled substances to terminally ill patients.
The growing notoriety of Dignitas’ work has prompted members of the Swiss parliament to introduce two Private Member’s Bills to prevent “suicide tourism” to Switzerland. These Bills also threaten the availability of assisted suicide for Swiss citizens.
This study was published in Volume 327, Number 7408 of the British Medical Journal (26 July 2003) which explored the question, “What is a good death?”