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A judge Monday refused to set aside a guardian's instructions for the care of 92-year-old Margaret Russell, a nursing home resident who has not been given any food or nutrients for five weeks.
The 15th international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, in the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo.
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A new right-to-die organization for the US, named Final Exit Network, was announced September 16th, 2004.A new right-to-die organization dedicated to serving people who are suffering intolerably fr
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called on President Bush on Tuesday to quash any administration efforts to block Oregon's doctor- assisted suicide law by rewriting federal drug enforcement policy.
Following the publication in June of a report by the University of Zurich, the Swiss Senate has decided to put forward a new proposal for a law on euthanasia and assisted suicide.
The University of Zurich’s new report, which forms part of the European Commission-sponsored study of end-of-life decision making in six European countries (see above), examined 3,350 deaths in German-speaking Switzerland and found that half were preceded by an end-of-life decision. Compared with its European neighbours, Switzerland was also found to have the highest number of cases of assisted suicide.
Current listing of laws concerning euthanasia
Michael Schiavo tells a judge he does not want to wait any longer before letting Terri Schiavo die, a move her parents vehemently oppose.
The widow of a euthanasia campaigner was arrested on November 17, 2003, in connection with his death a month ago. Mrs. Patricia Kneen was arrested at her home in Port Erin, Isle of Man. She was questioned at a police station and later released on bail.
Patrick Kneen, 74, a farmer, died from prostate cancer. He spent the last months of his life trying to persuade politicians on the island to change the law on euthanasia.
France's straight-talking health minister plans to press for the legalization of euthanasia after favorable opinion polls in France and a vote last week made the Netherlands the first country to openly endorse mercy killing.