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Meg Holmes and Andrew Taylor at Lake Washington. Courtesy Andrew Taylor.

Meg Holmes and Andrew Taylor at Lake Washington. Courtesy Andrew Taylor.

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One Story Behind Washington's Death With Dignity Act

Colin Fogarty
05/07/2012

The latest statistics on Washington's Death with Dignity Act show a steady increase in the people who have legally ended their lives under the law. Seventy terminally people hastened their deaths in 2011 with the help of a doctor's prescription. That's according to a new report out Wednesday from the State Department of Health. Since 2009, a total of 255 terminally ill adults have ended their lives in this way.

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