Legalizing Euthanasia

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Mercy killing has been accepted in The Netherlands for 18 years. This week, that country became the first to make it explicitly legal, protecting doctors from prosecution as long as strict guidelines are observed, starting with the patient's agreement. With critically ill people from other countries already asking if they can go there to die, the United Nations has voiced concerns that mercy killing could become routine, even trivial. Is the practice strictly voluntary, or are doctors being given the power of life and death? We look at the legalization of euthanasia in The Netherlands, and consider the possible repercussions in the US, with practitioners and opponents from here and abroad.
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The Wall Street Journal

Dancing with Mr. D

International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The Lancet

Not Dead Yet

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act

US Controlled Substances Act

The Earthwalker



Warren Olney