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Passage of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act

Despite the losses in Washington and California, euthanasia reform advocates in Oregon sponsored an initiative for the November 1994 ballot. The Oregon initiative (Measure 16) restricted the role of a physician to providing a prescription for a drug such as Seconal to end one’s life. In contrast to the proposed euthanasia initiatives in Washington and California, under Measure 16 the administration of lethalities would remain illegal.