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Judge blocks Oregon's assisted suicide measure

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1603
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. freelance journalist, Florida.

    A federal judge in Eugene, Oregon, stepped in to block the implementation of Measure 16, which would have legalised suicide helped by a doctor, on the day that it was due to become law. Voters in last month's election in the US approved Measure 16 by 53% to 47%. But the National Right to Life Committee, better known for its antiabortion activities, persuaded Judge Michael Hogan to delay implementation of Measure 16 until 19 …

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