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Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)

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Quotations:

bullet"Give me liberty at my death." Poster at a PAS demonstration.1

bullet"MY life, MY death, MY choice" Another poster at a PAS demonstration.1

bullet 'You better darn well believe I want to impose my morality on these people'." Assemblymember Anthony Adams (R) commenting on bill AB 374 2

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Overview:

Oregon's Death With Dignity law went into effect during 1997. It allows some terminally-ill patients to request assistance to commit suicide. This triggered plebiscites and legislative bills in other states.

There have been many attempts to pass a PAS law in California. In spite of high levels of public support for such a bill, -- on the order of 70% -- none have ever been signed into law.

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References used:

  1. "About AB 374," Compassionate Choices,  at: http://www.caforaidindying.org/
  2. Frank D. Russo, "California Compassionate Choices Act, AB 374, Passed by Assembly Judiciary Committee," California Progress Report, 2007-MAR-28, at: http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/?q=node/4721

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Copyright 2007 to 2010 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
First posted: 2007-JUN-02
Last updated 2010-JUL-04

Author: Bruce A Robinson
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