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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Oregon legalized physician-assisted suicide

On November 8, 1994, Oregon passed the Death With Dignity Act by voter initiative, becoming the first US state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Read the Death With Dignity Act, visit the Death With Dignity National Center website and review a guide to websites and literature on doctor-assisted suicide from Virginia's Longwood University. For recent developments, see Professor Valerie J. Vollmar's Physician-Assisted Death website at Willamette University College of Law.

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