Ballot Measure 16

A bill in Oregon that legalized physician-assisted suicide with certain restriction. It was narrowly approved—51% of the voters—and has withstood challenges by the federal court. The state of Washington voted on a similar measure—initiative 1000—and approved it with 58% of the voters
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Catholic church officials and ethicists reacted with alarm to Oregon's new physician-assisted suicide law, the Ballot Measure 16 that passed in the November general election.