SALEM, Oregon (BP) -- Oregon rolled back one of the only safeguards in the state's assisted suicide law last week. The change does away with a 15-day waiting period if a physician predicts a patient has fewer than 15 days to live.
"[Removing] the waiting period makes it even easier for a bad actor to coerce or force someone to end their own lives," Liberty Pike, communications director for Oregon Right to Life, said. "And the number of reasons that somebody might want to do that are various and sundry to be sure, whether it's financial motivation, or the caregiver is tired of being involved in the process, whatever it might be." Read More