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Oregon physician behind suicide law dies
Oregon physician behind Death With Dignity Act dies at 83 using aid-in-dying law he championed
By The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ' A Portland physician who campaigned for Oregon's Death With Dignity Act has died using lethal chemicals obtained under the law he championed. He was 83.

A spokesman for the organization Compassion and Choices says Peter Goodwin died Sunday at his home surrounded by his family. Goodwin told the Oregonian last month (http://bit.ly/Axamvh ) he's battled a rare brain disorder for six years.

Oregon was the first state to allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives with the help of lethal medications supplied by a doctor.



The act was the result of a long campaign by Goodwin, and he's called it his greatest legacy.


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