Physician-assisted-suicides in WA, OR, and MT

Five people have died under the new Washington physician-assisted suicide law, says an article on the American Medical News site . Two cases were referred to mental health professionals, who filed complaints. Fourteen people have requested doctors’ aid in dying so far. The article also includes the statistics of assisted suicide deaths in Oregon (60 deaths, the most in 2008) and explains the current situation of the Montana assisted suicide debate.

 

Links to articles on the fist case in WA

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/406483_death22.html

http://pugetsoundblogs.com/kitsap-caucus/2009/05/27/two-sides-of-the-first-assisted-suicide/

 

An article on the second case in WA

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2009296724_websuicide03.html

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