More States Consider Death With Dignity

WASHINGTON — Months after a woman suffering from a terminal illness decided to move to Oregon to take advantage of the state’s assisted suicide laws, those laws are gaining momentum across the country. Oregon and four other states have enacted the “Death With Dignity” law. Meanwhile, campaigns promoting them are underway in California, Colorado and … Continue reading »

Oregon’s “Aid in Dying” Law One of Five

MEDFORD, Ore., — Oregon is one of just five states which have a “Death with Dignity” law. The law which was established in 1997 legally protects a patient’s right to end their own life.  However, the process to get to that point is purposely very specific and includes several qualifications.  A doctor must determine the … Continue reading »

Brittany Maynard Dies at Age 29

(CNN) — Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old who said she had terminal brain cancer and would take medication to end her life under Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Act,” has died, advocacy group Compassion & Choices said in a Facebook post Sunday. “Brittany chose to make a well thought out and informed choice to Die With Dignity in … Continue reading »

Doctors Explain “Death with Dignity”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local physicians and State Senator Alan Bates gathered at a Medford medical facility for a symposium Saturday afternoon outlining an option for the end of life. Doctors at the symposium say the “Death with Dignity” law passed in 1998, allowing terminally ill patients with six months or less to live to take … Continue reading »