Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Problems With Assisted Suicide In Washington State? I'm Shocked, I Tell You...

Well, many of us saw these problems coming before assisted suicide became legal in Washington state. There will be more problems, including the inevitable cases of abuse that the law allows for.
First-year complications with assisted suicide
There may need to be some tinkering with the machinery of death.
Opponents of Washington’s and Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide laws had warned that there would be botched procedures leading to drawn-out suffering of terminally ill patients ending their lives. Newly released annual reports on the use of the Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Oregon in 2009 show there were two or three complications in Washington and one in Oregon. It’s believed that one Washington patient accounted for two of the reported complications. more

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