Read a Feb. 11, 2011, column by physician Kenneth R. Stevens questioning Oregon’s 2010 annual report about usage of its assisted-suicide law. The op-ed was published by The Oregonian.
Read a March 12, 2012, NPR story about one of the early advocates for assisted suicide in Oregon using the law to end his own life.
Read a Feb. 9, 2013, Associated Press story about legalization proposals in Kansas and a number of other states.
Read an April 15, 2013, New York Times blog post about new controversy over physician-assisted suicide in Montana, and about one doctor’s decision to speak publicly in defense of such assistance.
Read an April 16, 2013, Huffington Post column by Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, on the need for regulated assisted suicide.
Read an April 22, 2013, American Medical News article about a Seattle cancer center publishing its protocols for physician-assisted suicide, with the center noting that the information could be “particularly instructive” for others. American Medical News, which is published by the American Medical Association, describes the report as first-of-its-kind.
Read a June 4, 2013, Christian News Network story about Maine’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejecting a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide.
Read a June 14, 2013, Wall Street Journal story about proposed changes to Belgium’s euthanasia law to make it more widely available, potentially even to gravely ill teenagers.
Read a June 23, 2013, story by BioEdge.org that says assisted-suicide prescriptions in Washington state were up 17 percent in 2012 compared with 2011.