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Anguished debate: Dutch poised to legalize euthanasia
The woman whose husband and parents are battling over whether she should be allowed to die will continue to be fed through a tube for weeks under an order issued Wednesday by an appeals court.
The next international conference of the World Federation of Right to Die Societies will be held in Tokyo next year (2004) on September 30 – Oct 1, 2, and 3. The venue will be the TOSHI CENTER HOTEL in Tokyo.
The hotel is located in the center of Tokyo and access is easy for the members in Japan. The hotel has enough conference rooms for plenary sessions and individual sessions and accommodations for 300 persons (239 single-bed rooms, 70 twin rooms and others). It is only a short, ten-minute walk to the Diet Bldg and Imperial Palace.
Rank-and-file doctors favor physician-assisted suicide by nearly twice the rate of the elected leadership of the nation's premier medical organization, according to a survey by a Baylor College of Medicine professor.
At the same time that right to die organizations worldwide are working to secure laws for assisted dying, numerous individuals still use "extralegal" means to end their lives.