Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
At Liberty to DieThe Battle for Death with Dignity in America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Howard Ball

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814791042

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 20 October 2019

The Pioneering PAD States

The Pioneering PAD States

Oregon and Washington

Chapter:
(p.131) 6 The Pioneering PAD States
Source:
At Liberty to Die
Author(s):

Howard Ball

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0007

This chapter examines the factors that accounted for successful efforts to legitimatize physician-assisted death (PAD) in Oregon and Washington State. In 1994 and in 1997, Oregon passed the nation's first end-of-life PAD legislation, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act (ODWDA). In 2008, the Washington Death with Dignity Act (WDWDA) was enacted. This chapter considers the hardball politics that surrounded passage of both PAD bills and why opposition to PAD did not prevail. It first provides an overview of ODWDA and the legal challenges it faced between 1995 and 2005, including those from President George W. Bush and the Republicans in Congress. It then turns to WDWDA and the Montana Supreme Court's decision in Baxter v Wyoming (2009) allowing doctor assistance in dying.

Keywords:   physician-assisted death, Oregon, Washington State, PAD legislation, Oregon Death with Dignity Act, Washington Death with Dignity Act, George W. Bush, Republicans, Montana Supreme Court, Baxter v Wyoming

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.