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Manifesto
Aug 21, 1970

The World Federation of Right to Die Societies (an international nongovernmental organization) is aware of the increasing concern to many individuals over their right to die with dignity. Believing in the rights and freedom of all persons, we affirm this right to die with dignity, meaning in peace and without suffering.

Protest change in laws
Aug 21, 1970

Dr Jerome Sobel, president of EXIT A.D.M.D. Geneve Suisse Romande, joined with representatives of other organizations to write to members of the Swiss Parliament urging them to reject “the Vallender initiative” which, prompted by the perception of “death tourism”, seeks to change the law in order to make assisted suicide more difficult. They pointed out that the existence of the proposal had already had an adverse effect on the work of EXIT ADMD Suisse Romande and EXIT Deutsche Schweiz.

Dying With Dignity Victoria (Feb. 2008) newsletter
Aug 21, 1970

The newsletter of Dying with Dignity Victoria, Australia.

Dr. Nitschke recruits for workshops
Aug 21, 1970

Dr. Philip Nitschke has started recruiting the first of four New Zealand voluntary euthanasia advocates who will next year learn how to make a life-ending potion.

NVVE "Do Not Resuscitate Necklace" in MoMA
Aug 21, 1970

The Department of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York has an exhibition with the name SAFE: Design takes on Risk from October 16, 2005 to January 2, 2006.

SAFE presents about 300 objects and prototypes designed in order to protect the body and the mind from dangerous or stressful situations; prevent and respond to emergency; and provide a sense of comfort and safety. It will be the first design exhibition to take place at MoMA’s new building, accompani3d by a catalogue with several essays and plates illustrating the subject.

Abstract appeal
Aug 21, 1970

A more objective look on the Terry Schiavo case from a legal point of view.

Newsletter RtD-Europe December 2006/January 2007
Aug 21, 1970

The latest developments on assisted dying in Europe.

Draconian legislation!
Aug 21, 1970

Frances Coombe - President of the South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society - reacts to the passing of The Criminal Code Amendment (Suicide Related Material Offences) Bill 2005.

Lesley Martin convicted
Aug 21, 1970

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

Lesley Martin, a nurse who helped her terminally ill mother to die with an injection of morphine and described it in her book, To Die Like a Dog, was convicted of attempted murder and is serving a 15 month sentence in a New Zealand prison.

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