LAST RIGHTS Issue #12 (June 1994) CONTENTS: Guest Editorial: Who Owns YOUR Life? by Svend Robinson MP (Cover Story) TRUST: Ken and Rochelle Pittman had faith in Canadian medical authorities - now he's dead and she's dying. The story behind Canada's "tainted blood" scandal. WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO DIE? - "A case that well may become the Roe v. Wade of euthanasia." A commentary upon the May 3 Washington State Court Decision by Ronald Dworkin. COMPASSION IN THE COURTS: The complete text of a landmark Federal Court ruling in Washington State by Chief District Judge Barbara J. Rothstein ETHICS AND DELIBERATE DEATH: A major 14,000-word report by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge, submitted to the Senate Special Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide on April 20, 1994. Prof. Kluge presents a detailed analysis of whether and how to change the Criminal Code of Canada in order to grant incurably ill individuals the legal right to a physician's assistance in dying. DEATH ON THE INTERNET: A Cyberspace Odyssey by John Hofsess. A commentary on the role of the Right to Die Society of Canada on the Internet - including news of our BBS in Edmonton. THE HEROIN MYTH - Dr. Michael Downing of Victoria Hospice puts forward the view that "heroin has no place in modern palliative care". CHOOSING TO DIE OR ALLOWING DEATH TO HAPPEN: A legal analysis of the Sue Rodriguez case (in Canada) and Tony Bland case (in Great Britain) by Sheila McLean, Professor of Law, University of Glasgow. BEYOND FINAL EXIT - Part Seven: Carbon Monoxide & Self-Deliverance by Cheryl K. Smith. This is the first fully explcit article ever to be published on the method of suicide as employed by Dr. Jack Kevorkian in 18 out of 20 cases in which he has assisted. VERBATIM - Quotations from the Far Right REVIEWS - Review by Arthur W. Frank: "How We Die" by Sherwin B. Nuland Review by Derek Humphry "Deathright: Culture, Medicine, Politics and the Right to Die" by James M. Hoefler with Brian E. Kamole Review by Stephen Jamison "Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide and AIDS" by Russel Ogden Review by Abby Gleicher "The Least Worst Death: Essays in Bioethics on the End of Life" by Margaret Pabst Battin Review by Russel Ogden "A Gentle Death" by Marilynne Seguin No part of the materials in LAST RIGHTS may be reproduced or republished without permission in writing from one of the principal officers of The Right to Die Society of Canada. All material published in Last Rights is protected by international copyright.