You will find here all the information you need to better understand the issues surrounding assisted suicide and euthanasia in Washington State, USA.

May 22, 2019   A BILL ALLOWS THE COMPOSTING OF HUMAN REMAINS

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation on Wednesday allowing the practice of “aboveground decomposition,” making Washington the first state in the nation — and likely the first place in the world, legal experts said — to explicitly allow human remains to become compost.

The process of recomposition essentially turns dead bodies into soil, a practice colloquially known as “human composting.”


April 22, 2019   W STATE COULB BE FIRST TO LEGALIZE HUMAN COMPOSTING

Washington is just a governor’s signature away from becoming the first state in the U.S. to legalize the “natural organic reduction” of human remains, colloquially known as “composting.” On Friday, the state Senate and House of Representatives finalized their approval of bill 5001 (titled “concerning human remains”), which enshrines “organic reduction” and alkaline hydrolysis, a dissolving process sometimes called “liquid cremation,” as acceptable alternatives to traditional burial and cremation.


November 29, 2016   NEWSPAPER UNCOVERS ABUSE OF ASSISTED SUICIDE LAWS AND PRESSURE TO EUTHANIZE PATIENTS

The Des Moines Register newspaper uncovered significant problems with the practice of assisted suicide in Oregon and Washington State. They learned that the data is incomplete, that there are missing reports (under-reporting) and that the laws are not designed to be effectively monitored.


September 29, 2016   ASSISTED SUICIDE, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died.


August 7, 2016   DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS OTHERS

Margaret Dore, a lawyer from Washington State, cautions Malta to avoid the same mistake as Washington and Oregon.


January 13, 2009   TERMINAL UNCERTAINTY

Washington’s new “Death With Dignity” law allows doctors to help people commit suicide— once they ha’ve determined that the patient has only six months to live. But what if they are wrong?

Some Oregon and Washington State Assisted Suicide Abuses and Complications

Under Oregon and Washington State’s lax oversight, these are some of the documented abuses and complications that have come to light.

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