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Oregon Death with Dignity Law in Action


Terminally Ill 29-Year-Old Woman: Why I’m Choosing to Die on My Own Terms,” by Nicole Weisensee Egan, 10/6/14, People dot com

“…. After researching all her options after her diagnosis, Maynard, who was living in San Francisco at the time, decided aid in dying was her best option.

Her entire family moved with her to Portland earlier this year so she could have access to Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which has been in place since late 1997. Since then, 1,173 people have had prescriptions written under the act, and 752 have used them to die.

Four other states – Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico – have authorized aid in dying. Compassion & Choices has campaigns in place in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey….” [Link to full People dot com story.]

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