Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Supreme Court to Revisit Assisted Suicide

Category: Elder Law

Supreme Court to Revisit Assisted Suicide - Yahoo! News: "The Supreme Court will revisit the emotionally charged issue of physician-assisted suicide in a test of the federal government's power to block doctors from helping terminally ill patients end their lives.

Oregon is the only state that lets dying patients obtain lethal doses of medication from their doctors, although other states may pass laws of their own if the high court rules against the federal government. Voters in Oregon have twice endorsed doctor-assisted suicide, but the Bush administration has aggressively challenged the state law."

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