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1980 – Hemlock Society Forms

Derek Humphry forms the Hemlock Society, a grassroots euthanasia organization, in Los Angeles.

“Humphry ranks as one of the preeminent pioneers of the American euthanasia movement… Hemlock enjoyed a remarkable growth in the 1980s that rivaled anything the other U.S. organizations had achieved… What also distinguished Hemlock from CFD [Concern for Dying] and the SRD [Society for the Right to Die] was its official support for active euthanasia and assisted suicide.”