Late last month Congress passed the Pain Relief Promotion Act, which prohibits doctors from prescribing federally controlled substances for the purpose of allowing patients to end their own lives. The vote caused an uproar among Oregon residents, whose assisted-suicide referendum made it legal for doctors to help patients die. A panel talks about the status of the assisted-suicide debate in the U.S.


  • David Wu (D-Oregon)
  • Dave Weldon (R-Florida)
  • Dr. James Lieberman Psychiatrist, member of the Hemlock Society


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