"Assisted suicide" or "physician assisted suicide" generally refer to the process by which a mentally competent, terminally ill individual uses a lethal dose of medication, prescribed by a physician, to hasten his or her death. It is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the state of Oregon.
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Honolulu Advertiser - "Oregon not deluged with assisted suicides"
An editorial about the successful implementation of Oregon assisted dying law. (March 10, 2003)
CBS News, 60 Minutes II - "Switzerland's Suicide Tourists"
A transcript of a television program about Dignitas, a Swiss organization that helps terminally ill individuals from around the world hasten their deaths. (February 12, 2003)
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