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Minnesota lawmakers explore assisted suicide legislation


September 12, 2019

Anthony Souffle – Star Tribune

Rep. Mike Freiberg, DFL-Golden Valley, spoke about his proposed End-of-Life Options Act during an informal hearing of the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Minnesota lawmakers heard passionate testimony Wednesday on both sides of a hotly disputed proposal to allow people with terminal illnesses to end their lives with the help of medical professionals.

Many Democrats in the Minnesota House back a bill allowing medically assisted suicide, a practice that's been approved in eight other states and Washington, D.C. Assisted suicide has been legal in Oregon for more than 20 years, and lawmakers in other states, including Minnesota, have patterned similar proposals after Oregon's law.


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