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Assisted Suicide: Finding Common Ground

Lois Snyder, JD; and Arthur L. Caplan, PhD
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University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Grant Support: The Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation supported the Finding Common Ground Project on Assisted Suicide.

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Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(6):468-469. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-132-6-200003210-00007
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Physician-assisted suicide used to be a question for academics to debate. No more. Oregon has legalized the practice, and the data from the law's first year of implementation are in (1). Efforts are under way to legalize physician-assisted suicide in other states. Thirty-seven states currently prohibit assisted suicide—including physician-assisted suicide—by statute, and 8 states prohibit it under the common law or a homicide statute (2).

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