Oregon "Death with Dignity", Measure 16 (1994)

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The Oregon "Death with Dignity" Act, also known as Measure 16, was on the November 8, 1994 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure allowed terminally ill adult patients to make the voluntary informed choice to obtain physician’s prescription for drugs to end life.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 16 (1994)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 627,980 51.31%
No596,01848.69%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The measure title that appeared on the ballot:[1]

16. ALLOWS TERMINALLY ILL ADULTS TO OBTAIN PRESCRIPTION FOR LETHAL DRUGS
QUESTION: Shall law allow terminally ill adult patients voluntary informed choice to obtain physician’s prescription for drugs to end life?

YES □

NO □ [2]

See also

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Defeatedd Oregon Repeal of "Death with Dignity," Measure 51 (1997)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.