Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands are the only places in the world that have laws specifically permitting doctor-assisted suicide.
Abuses and Complication in Oregon and Washington State. PDF. NoAssistedSuicideCA.org.
Swiss Nursing Home Forced to Facilitate Suicide – BioEdge News
Compassion & Choices’ Campaign to Reduce Patient Choice. By Margaret Dore, attorney.
The Dying Dutchman: Coming To A Nursing Home Near You. By Michael Fumento.
Rick Santorum More Right Than Wrong About Dutch Euthanasia. Wesley J. Smith.
Execution drug ban affects doctor-prescribed suicide in Oregon. Patients Rights Council. (May 22,2014) – Pentobarbital is the drug of choice for both capital punishment and doctor-prescribed suicide. However, access to the drug has all but ended because European suppliers, opposed to the death penalty, have stopped providing it. According to a report in Oregon’s Willamette Week, Compassion & Choices is stepping in. C&C’s medical directors are seeking to have a compounding pharmacy in Oregon gain permission to manufacture the execution drug. If approved, the compounding pharmacy would buy the raw material and Compassion & Choices would facilitate its distribution for doctor-prescribed suicide.
Comment: C & C has come full circle. It drafts the doctor-prescribed suicide law. Then it promotes and finances its passage, hires individuals to encourage its use and, finally, becomes involved in drug distribution for deaths under the law.