Jeanette Hall, is thrilled to be alive 13 years after Dr Kenneth Stevens, a practicing cancer doctor with more than 40 years’ experience, talked her out of “doing” Oregon’s law, i.e., killing herself with a lethal dose of barbiturates.
In 2000, Jeanette was diagnosed with cancer by another doctor and told that she had six months to a year to live. This was without treatment. The other doctor had referred her to Dr. Stevens for radiation and chemotherapy. Jeanette, however, had voted for Oregon’s law. She had made a firm decision to go forward with Oregon’s law instead.
Dr Kenneth Stevens is a Professor Emeritus and a former Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, Oregon. He has treated thousands of patients with cancer.
In a press conference this morning in Montreal, Dr. Stevens spoke about how the mere existence of legal assisted…
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