Oregon removes 15 day waiting period for assisted suicide.

Posted July 25, 2019 8:42 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Oregon removes 15 day waiting period for assisted suicide.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionOregon Governor Kate Brown agreed to expand the assisted suicide law by signing Bill SB 0579 into law. This bill, essentially, eliminates the 15 day waiting period to die by assisted suicide, a safeguard that was designed to assure that the person has an opportunity to change their mind.Proponents of the bill argued that the bill only applies to people with less than 15 days to live, and yet, it is difficult to know whether someone has less than 15 days to live. The assisted suicide lobby had argued that assisted suicide laws have not

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