GP Solo: “Twenty Years of Living with the Oregon Death with Dignity Act”

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The current, July/August 2013, issue of GP Solo, a publication of the American Bar Association, features an excellent article by Eli Stutsman, JD, a practicing Oregon lawyer was the lead author of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act. He co-founde Oregon Right to Die, now the Death with Dignity National Center, where he is a founding board member.

“Twenty years this summer ago I was involved in a small group that had been working quietly and un-noticed for several years. We first met in a public library, then in a church, and later we leased our own small office space. We would soon go public with a new idea. We believed that a competent, terminally ill adult, with a prognosis of six months or less to live, should be al-lowed to hasten a difficult death within narrow and well-defined circumstances, if he or she so desired.”

Continue reading the article HERE.

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