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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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With respect to prescribing lethal medication, the term "physician assisted suicide" describes the practice with the greatest precision.
The dangers of legalising assisted suicide are real.
It further added: "Lifecircle affirms life and therefore offers no assisted suicide. Therefore, the association works together with the Eternal SPIRIT Foundation to help people whose suffering has become unbearable, to have the opportunity to decide for themselves about their life and death, by going into an assisted voluntary death."
(9.) "Legalizing assisted suicide has stalled at every level," Washington Post, Oct.
But we have not and will not describe doctors who support or participate in Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide as unethical.
Those rules are designed to prevent the assisted suicide laws from being abused.
Indeed, the Supreme Court came perilously close to declaring a constitutional right to assisted suicide in 1997.
It is worth noting that in the states where assisted suicide has been legal, there has been no indication that any such abuse has occurred.
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".
Opponents of assisted suicide denounced the ruling.
Since then, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, five American states and the province of Quebec have passed laws allowing physician assisted suicide. In the interim, eight of the 1993 Canadian high court judges have retired.
Elmo Nanton asks, "Is there really such a thing as assisted suicide?" [Letters, The definition of assisted suicide, Jan.
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