X-Message-Number: 5931
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 08:48:18 -0500 (EST)
From: Robin Helweg-Larsen <>
Subject: Re: Ninth Circuit Court Ruling


Major progress on the legal front, for our safety and a "long, long 

Questions: does this cover state residents only?  Or what would residency 
requirements entail (Oregon, 1 yr?... Nevada, 24 hrs?)  Would it cover 
non-US residents?

On Wed, 13 Mar -1, CryoNet wrote:

>     #5917: Ninth Circuit Court ruling [David Brandt-Erichsen]

> entire Ninth Circuit Court decision (over 100 pages long) is available at
> <http://www.rights.org/deathnet/ergo.html>.
> On March 6, 1996, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it is
> unconstitutional for any law to prohibit a physician from prescribing
> life-ending medication for use by terminally ill, competent adults who wish
> to hasten their own deaths.  As of that date, such physician-assisted
> suicide became legal in all states within the Ninth District:  Alaska,

> Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

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