Hospital Negligence Leads Paralyzed Canadian Man to Choose Assisted Suicide

(Oregon Right to Life) — A quadriplegic former truck driver chose physician-assisted suicide in March after experiencing serious neglect at the hands of hospital employees months earlier. Normand Meunier, 66, died at his Quebec, Ontario home on March 29, 2024. He decided to pursue “Medical Assistance in Dying,” or “MAiD,” Canada’s name for legal assisted […]

Oregon Physician-Assisted Suicide Prescriptions up 30% in 2023

Portland, Ore. — Oregon saw a massive increase in physician-assisted suicide deaths and lethal prescriptions in 2023, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s 26th annual report on the state’s “Death With Dignity Act” (DWDA). The Wednesday report shows an almost 30% increase in physician-assisted suicide prescriptions and a 20% increase in reported deaths following […]

Oregon Assisted Suicide Numbers Up, Safeguards Not Working

The Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) 2017 report on physician-assisted suicide reveals the annual increase in physician-assisted suicide deaths has accelerated in recent years. In the last four years, death numbers have doubled from 73 in 2013 to 143 in 2017 (although 218 lethal prescriptions were actually written last year). Richard Doerflinger, an associate scholar with […]