(BP) – No additional states have legalized assisted suicide so far this year, but some have liberalized their laws regulating the deadly practice in the face of opposition by pro-life advocates.
Vermont and Oregon became the first states to drop the requirement that people who receive a lethal prescription must be citizens of the state, thereby sanctioning what has been described as “suicide tourism.” Washington and Hawaii expanded those eligible to prescribe a fatal dose from physicians to other health-care professionals.
Nevada, meanwhile, narrowly averted becoming the 11th state to approve of assisted suicide when Gov. Joe Lombardo vetoed in June a legislative measure that would have permitted it. CONTINUE