A Year after D.C. Passed Its Controversial Assisted Suicide Law, Not a Single Patient Has Used It

April 11, 2018

(The Washington Post) – 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 those with disabilities — not a single patient has used it. And just two of the approximately 11,000 physicians licensed to practice in the District have registered to help patients exercise their rights under the law. Only one hospital has cleared doctors to participate.

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