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FATE Council Member Dr Michael Irwin to be 'Struck Off', & erased from Medical Register
Aug 21, 1970

FATE Council Member Dr Michael Irwin to be 'Struck Off', & erased from Medical Register. He attempted to help a terminally ill friend die.

Oregon-modeled proposal in Scottish Parliament
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

A proposal modeled after the Oregon Death with Dignity Act has been introduced in Scotland by the youngest member of its Parliament, 30-year-old Jeremy Purvis. Friends at the End (FATE) is supporting this model because the patient is in complete control and a physician is only the “instrument” who writes the prescription. Disability groups who fear that physicians would give “euthanasia injections” would be less threatened.

British Medical Association drops opposition to euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
Aug 21, 1970

At the BMA’s Annual Representative Meeting in June 2005, there was an open debate on assisted dying followed by a vote on three options. These were (a) to reaffirm BMA opposition to physician assisted suicide and euthanasia; (b) to withdraw opposition to assisted dying, recognising the law is primarily a matter for society and for Parliament but press for robust safeguards if legal change occurred; (c) to support an open and transparent system that allowed terminally ill competent patients to receive assisted dying within robust safeguards.

What was the Shiavo circus all about? Should we worry?
Aug 21, 1970

by Derek Humphry

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Annual Reports
Aug 21, 1970

Under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act (DWDA), terminally-ill adult Oregonians are allowed to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal medications. The Oregon Public Health Division is required by the Act to collect information on compliance and to issue an annual report.

View Oregon's Death with Dignity Annual Reports.

Danish Society "En Vaerdig Dod"
Aug 21, 1970

The Danish society En Vaerdig Dod (EVD) was established only five years ago. It is still small, with only some 300 members.

Euthanasia Laws Cannot Be Shared
Aug 21, 1970

Taken from the World Right-to-Die Newsletter issue no. 46, Januray 2005.

Derek Humphry

Retired doctor died with help of Dignitas clinic
Aug 21, 1970

A British woman suffering from a rare brain disease has committed assisted suicide in Switzerland.

'Vulnerable women'
Aug 21, 1970

A viewpoint by Julia Anaf (Vice President, South Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society) on gender and voluntary euthanasia.

Rally at Parliament 20th June 2007!
Aug 21, 1970

STOP PRESS: Dr Rodney Syme, Vice President of Dying With Dignity Victoria, will be making a significant announcement regarding his involvement in Steve Guest's death, at the rally.

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