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  • Prescriptions of Lethal Doses of Medication under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act
    Death with Dignity Act See these sources Text of Oregon s 6th Annual Report 2004 Press Release from Physicians for Compassionate Care 2004 Cancer Doctor Says Oregon Law Not Followed

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregon2003.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Prescriptions of Lethal Doses of Medication under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act
    total deaths 1999 27 9 10 000 total deaths 2000 27 9 10 000 total deaths 2001 21 7 10 000 total deaths 2002 38 13 10 000 total deaths Source CNSNews com s summary of the 5th annual report

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  • Why People Killed Themselves in 2003 under Oregon's Physician Assisted Suicide Act
    Why People Killed Themselves in 2002 under Oregon s Physician Assisted Suicide Act Click here for more information Return to the Euthanasia Home Page

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/reasons2003.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Oregon People Who Died Via Assisted Suicide in 2000
    following information in a report on the 27 people who died in 2000 from lethal overdoses of controlled substances deliberately prescribed by physicians under its assisted suicide law See the National Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro Life Analysis of Oregon

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregonstudy.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Oregon Right to Life on State Assisted Suicide Report
    which leads to the dangerous conclusion that assisted suicide is functioning well in Oregon As predicted social acceptance of assisted suicide does and will continue to increase the number of deaths from assisted suicide The number of deaths in 1999 from assisted suicide increased dramatically 68 over the number of deaths in 1998 Dry statistics from the report hide the truth of the human tragedies of coercion suffered by those facing terminal illness said Gayle Atteberry Executive Director of Oregon Right to Life Nowhere in the report do we read about Kate Cheney assisted suicide victim Though diagnosed by two psychiatrists as suffering from dementia Cheney was openly pushed toward assisted suicide by her determined daughter See Oregonian article Oct 17 1999 by Erin Hoover Barnett entitled Is Mom Capable of Choosing to Die How many other abuses are hiding in these dry numbers Tragically the report verifies the abandonment of those suffering a terminal illness Fears of dependency on others the most common reason for requesting assisted suicide never appear to be addressed Counseling to address depression and dependency concerns and adequate pain management techniques exist for all those suffering the many fears confronting terminally ill patients explained Mrs

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregonreport.html (2016-02-14)
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  • How-To Suicide Video Shown in Oregon
    lists the best drugs for a comfortable death demonstrating how to crush them with a spoon and mix them into applesauce Gov John Kitzhaber said he hopes other cable TV providers will not show the tape and that news organizations will be extremely judicious in using the tape as part of their coverage of the story It is grossly irresponsible to produce a how to tape on suicide given its potential to influence the acts of those who are not of sound mind especially troubled youth Kitzhaber said Even some assisted suicide advocates have called the video irresponsible The video takes assisted dying out of the context of medical care and puts it in the context of hardware store said Barbara Coombs Lee who helped enact Oregon s law as director of the Compassion in Dying Federation Humphry 69 said Thursday This video is aimed at the terminally ill People who are mentally ill or deeply depressed they re not going to do it at just that moment They re going to do it when they hit their low point Christian Medical Dental Society on Assisted Suicide Video Bristol Tenn The 15 000 member Christian Medical Dental Society today deplored Oregon s cable broadcast of Hemlock Society founder Derek Humphry s How to Die video The national organization s doctors and ethicists who have spoken out against physician assisted suicide on Capitol Hill say Wednesday s how to kill yourself program is an appalling yet unsurprising next step for a state that has equated killing with caring CMDS Executive Director David Stevens MD who has led campaigns against assisted suicide in Michigan and California says This program not only devalues human life it is based on the paradox of a successful suicide Far from triumph suicide is the paramount act

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/euthvideo.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Ralph Nader Condemns Assisted Suicide Law
    terminally ill The law was promoted by sponsors as a matter of patient choice but is open to abuse by doctors under financial pressure by health insurance organizations to hold down the costs of caring for the terminally ill Nader said It s cruel to people who would otherwise not want to die if they had adequate pain relief Nader said at a news conference Political analyst Jim Moore said Nader s comments are consistent with his overall views about supposedly greedy corporations putting their own interests ahead of the interests of people Still it was silly thing to say given that most of Nader s supporters in Oregon are also supporters of assisted suicide said Moore who teachers political science at the University of Portland Oregon s so called Death with Dignity Act first was approved by voters in 1994 and at least 43 terminally ill people have used the assisted suicide law to end their lives since it cleared the final legal hurdles and took effect in October 1997 Nader said he was worried that the law targets terminally ill patients who suffer from depression or who worry about being an undue financial burden to their relatives Then

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  • New Doctors Group Criticizes Oregon Assisted Suicide Law
    on a lack of information said Dr Herbert Hendin a professor at New York Medical College and a member of the group That s the big mistake in the report Dr Arthur Eugene Chin who helped prepare the report for the Oregon Health Division said the critics bring up some very interesting points He said it s true there were better sources for information about level of care and financial issues But he said study authors didn t pursue that course because of privacy concerns The group critical of the report lists former Surgeon General C Everett Koop among the nine doctors and two lawyers who founded it late last year It formed in part to call for federal legislation similar to bills proposed last year by pro life Sen Don Nickles R OK and pro life Rep Henry Hyde R IL which would have derailed Oregon s assisted suicide law The bills would have would have barred doctors from prescribing narcotics and other federally controlled drugs to help patients commit suicide The presence of the new group could be an indication of the high stakes of the federal fight over the Oregon law this year Nickles has promised to

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/oregon99.html (2016-02-14)
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