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High-Profile Case Brings New Attention To Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law
National Public Radio

Over the weekend, Brittany Maynard used Oregon’s Death with Dignity law to end her own life. Since Oregon’s law first passed in 1994, hundreds have used it to prevent suffering at the ends of life. Over the weekend, a 29-year-old woman used Oregon’s Death with Dignity law to end her life. Brittany Maynard had been diagnosed with inoperable, brain cancer. Doctors told her she had only a few months to live.

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