Sunday, March 19, 2006

Gov. Gregoire Assists Assisted Suicide

Washington Will Have End of Life Web Site for Living Wills, Advanced Directives
Olympia, WA ( -- The Washington Department of Health plans to set up a web site specifically to catalog the living wills and advanced directives on file from state residents. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill on Friday creating the web site. Residents can rescind the documents or doctors can access them at any time. Assisted suicide advocates backed the idea saying it would prevent doctors from giving lifesaving medical treatment to those who don't want it. The web site would also help make sure patients who want to be properly treated wouldn't be denied medical care

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