Assisted Suicide

Oregon Public Radio's Colin Fogarty marks the first anniversary of Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. Despite state attempts to monitor use of the law, critics say there is too much secrecy surrounding assisted suicides. One indirect impact, however, is an increased focus on pain relief for terminally ill patients.



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