Washington Aid-in-Dying, Initiative 119 (1991)
The Washington Aid-in-Dyining Initiative, also known as Initiative 119, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the Legislature, where it was defeated. The measure would have legalized assisted death in cases of medically terminal conditions.
|Washington Initiative 119 (1991)|
Election results via: Washington Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
|“||Shall adult patients who are in a medically terminal condition be permitted to request and receive from a physician aid-in-dying?||”|
Path to the ballot
Sponsor Bradley K. Robinson of Seattle filed 218,327 signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot to be sent to the legislature. When the legislature did not take action on the proposed legislation, the measure was placed on the ballot as provided by the state constitution.
- State of Washington ballot measure election results
- State of Washington 1991 Voters Pamphlet & Local Voters Pamphlet
- List of all State of Washington Initiatives to the Legislature
- Spokane Chronicle, "Aid-in-dying initiative trailing by 95,000," November 6, 1991
- New York Times, "Right-to-Die Proposal: Imperfect but Desirable," October 29, 1991
- Office of the Secretary of State, "1991 Voters Pamphlet," accessed August 28, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Washington Secretary of State, "Initiatives to the Legislature," accessed August 29, 2013
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