71 legal assisted suicide deaths in Oregon in 2013

Oregon's 2013 assisted suicide statistics have been released. Link to the report. This 2013 annual report is similar to prior years. The preamble implies that the deaths were voluntary (self-administered), but the information reported does not address that subject. Oregon's assisted suicide law itself allows the lethal dose to be administered without oversight. This creates the opportunity for an heir, or someone else who will benefit from the patient's death, to administer the lethal dose to the patient without the patient's consent. “Even if he struggled, who would know?” The new report provides the following demographics: – There were 71 assisted […]