EXIT HELP - Oregon


The state of Oregon in the USA enacted the Oregon Death by Dignity Act by means of a voters' Initiative. The act was a prescribing only act, to allow assisted suicuide by way of prescribing lethal drugs. The statute, was held up for a long time by court injunction. (Note: The early title of the bill was 'Measure 16'). When it is was eventually put into practice only a few people took advantage of it and the central U.S. government prepared legislation designed to thwart it. Today, Oregon, together with one or two other states, practices doctor-assisted suicide. Foreigners are not offered this assistance in any of the places in the U.S. where it has been legalised.