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PRESS RELEASE - February 24, 2000


PCC previously mentioned a failed assisted-suicide attempt in Oregon would soon be revealed. The details and documentation are now available (

The tragic case involves a man whose assisted-suicide attempt was failing so miserably that his wife called 911. This seriously ill man's physical symptoms became so distressing to his wife after he took the overdose of drugs that she called 911 for help. There was no doctor present. When the EMT's arrived, the man was transported to a local Portland hospital and revived.

The Oregon Health Division report failed to give the whole picture.

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