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The two-character ISO 3166 country code for AMERICAN SAMOA.

AS

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for American Samoa. This is the code used in international transactions to and from American Samoan bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for American Samoa. This is used as an international standard for shipping to American Samoa. As a territory of the United States, American Samoa is also assigned the geocode ISO 3166-2:US-AS.
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Further, 'the AMA acknowledges that laws in relation to Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide are ultimately a matter for society and government'.
Every time a state legalizes assisted suicide, we are agreeing with people who feel that their lives are a burden, that they're no longer worth living.
Calling for MSPs to reject the proposed Assisted Suicide Bill, he said it had no "conscience clause" for doctors, who are trained to "cure, not kill".
An assisted suicide law says in effect that, if you are terminally ill, a more lenient view will be taken of someone who helps you to commit suicide than would be taken if you were in good health.
Brian Dickerson, a Detroit Free Press writer, recalled that Kevorkian's practice of assisted suicide involved a degree of "zeal" and "unseemly haste.
Although it is designed to provoke debate and is not expected to be pushed to a vote, the move sparked immediate condemnation from opponents of assisted suicide who warned it would lead to "an opening of the floodgates".
Both supporters and opponents of assisted suicide have been highly critical of extending suicide rights to psychiatric patients.
Kevorkian was finally convicted in 1999 for the 1998 assisted suicide of Thomas Youk, a 52-year-old Michigan man with Lou Gehrig's disease.
And we need to let this goal start driving how they should be cared for--whether they get assisted suicide or not.
Ganzini, director of the geriatric psychiatry fellowship program at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, "And we need to let this goal start driving how they should be cared for--whether they get assisted suicide or not.
But Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, who has co-sponsored a bill to legalize assisted suicide in California, said the issue should be worked out at the Capitol.
Eugenics and physician assisted suicide are passionately debated practices.
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