In US, Growing Push for 'Aid in Dying' for Terminally Ill

April 08, 2015 06:25 PM
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In the 18 years since Oregon State's "Death With Dignity" law took effect, about 750 terminally ill residents have used doctor written prescriptions of lethal drugs to end their lives. Such prescribing is also legal in four other U.S. states - New Mexico, Washington, Vermont and Montana. Now, following the high-profile case of a terminally ill young woman from California, support is growing for legalizing the practice in other states, including New York. VOA's Carolyn Weaver has more