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Two Physician-Assisted Suicide Expansion Bills Voted to Chamber Floors

Salem, OR–Two bills expanding physician-assisted suicide in Oregon have been sent to the full House and Senate. Senate Bill 579 was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 4-3 on April 8. House Bill 2217 was voted out of the House Health Care Committee by a vote of 7-4 on April 9.

“Oregon already has a substantial problem with elder abuse,” says Lois Anderson, ORTL executive director. “No testimony in committee made the case that expanding access to suicide drugs is justified. These bills open up substantial loopholes, further endangering some of our most vulnerable citizens.”

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