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Assisted Suicide Attracts 0 Patients, 2 Doctors in DC

Zero people have obtained lethal doses of medication in Washington, D.C., since the District legalized physician-assisted suicide in 2017. After a hard-fought legislative campaign to allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients, as well as threats from Congress to strike down the law, Washington, D.C., has yet to see a patient use …

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A year after D.C. passed its controversial assisted suicide law, not a single patient has used it

Doctors are not signing up to help their patients kill themselves. Nearly a year after the District enacted a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives — over the objections of congressional Republicans, religious groups and advocates for the disabled — not a single patient has used it. And just two of the …

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