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Lawmakers Want To Remove Waiting Period For Assisted Suicide

SALEM, Ore. (AP) – The Oregon House has sent the governor a measure amending the state’s assisted suicide law by removing the waiting period for people who have less than 15 days to live. Those seeking life-ending medications under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act currently must wait 15 days before obtaining a prescription. But senators voted 35-22 Tuesday to make an exception for those with less than two weeks to live. More than 1,450 assisted suicides have occurred in Oregon since it was legalized in 1997.


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