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On the page about all the conferences you can find a link to the results of the Toronto conference. It includes all the questionnaires plus the Glossaries of terms of several societies.
Dying With Dignity Victoria (DWDV) will hold the annual Steve Guest Day Rally on the steps of Parliament House Victoria on Wednesday, April 16th at 1-2 p.m.
This next meeting, open to members & friends, will feature the interests of Disabled People.
The Swedish Society RTVD (Right to Die with Dignity), which was founded in 1974, currently has some 2,500 members. This does not however reflect the fact that a considerably larger number of people sympathise with the aims and work of the society. The RTVD finds the developments in the Netherlands in the field of euthanasia encouraging although in respect of conditions in Sweden there is still a long way to go.
Today, April 4th 2005, a House of Lords Committee published its report on a Bill seeking to legalise assistance with suicide and voluntary euthanasia for terminally-ill people who are mentally competent and suffering unbearably.
The Terminally Ill Law, 2005, which was passed by the Knesset on 6/12/05, will come into effect on 16/12/06. In this article, Retired Supreme Court Judge Eliyahu Matza, President of Lilach, explains the principles of the Law in layman words.
During the debate, Pyne made several misleading assertions. Other debaters had to correct the Minister. Mr Neil Francis, President of Dying With Dignity Victoria, said “This poll delivers an unambiguous message to Canberra—one that can’t be ignored.
If the World Medical Association can take a neutral stance on abortion and thus acknowledge it to be a matter of conscience for the doctor, why can it not take the same view with voluntary euthanasia?
Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.
In a stinging rebuke to the Bush administration, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the US attorney-general cannot use federal drug laws to try to stop the right-to-die movement.