Friday, March 11, 2005

Where are they when you're dying?

You can see all of the 2004 report of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act at

You may have to copy and paste this URL into your browser

For me, the most interesting table is table # 4, about those present at the ingestion of the lethal overdose:
  • In the 37 cases, six doctors were present
  • In the 37 cases, 25 'other providers' were present (volunteers, family?)
  • In the 37 cases, six people had nobody present.
I have always believed, and pressed for, the doctors who write the lethal prescription should be present at the rational suicide which they have set in motion.

Derek Humphry, journalist & author
President, ERGO (Euthanasia Research & Guidance Organization).
24829 Norris Lane, Junction City, Oregon 97448 USA.
Fax/Ph: +541-998-1873



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Dan Bloom, reporter, Taiwan

6:06 PM, March 24, 2005  

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