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As I-1000 Signatures are Counted, Washington State Medical Association Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide Reiterated
Date:7/2/2008

ine in which the death certificate is deliberately falsified -- and in which this falsification is mandated by law."

The Secretary of State's office is in the process of counting signatures submitted by Initiative-1000 proponents and will know soon whether enough signatures were collected to put the initiative on the November ballot.

The proposed initiative would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal overdose of barbiturates or other drugs to patients over 17 years old who a physician believes to have a life expectancy of six months or less.

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) represents over 9,000 physicians and surgeons throughout the state of Washington. More information about the WSMA can be found at http://www.wsma.org.


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