Death with dignity in California
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09-06-2016, 10:01 AM
Death with dignity in California

Quote:California’s new right-to-die law went into effect Thursday, allowing terminally ill patients to choose to end their own lives.....

....Under the End of Life Option Act, which passed last year, terminally ill patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live can obtain a prescription for a lethal dose of medication.

Quote:While it’s not known how many Californians will take advantage of the new law, statistics from Oregon offer some perspective. Since the latter state’s right-to-die law went into effect in 1998, the number of prescriptions and related deaths has increased steadily. In the first year, 24 people received prescriptions for lethal medications, while 16 patients eventually took the medicine and died. Last year, 218 patients were prescribed such medications, and 132 decided to take them. In total, 991 terminally ill Oregonians have chosen to end their lives thus.

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