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In Oregon, pushing to give patients with degenerative diseases the right to die

(Wash Post)

The efforts of some Oregonian lawmakers and activists are among several throughout North America that highlight a quiet but concerted push to bring the right-to-die debates to a new frontier: people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases.

March 11, 2018

Shortly after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 56, Nora Harris moved to Oregon from California with her husband, thinking it would be a place where she could die on her own terms.

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