This paper considers current medical and legal perspectives on patients' right to assistance in dying. In highlighting the competing policy objectives that must be resolved, it examines failed legislative initiatives in Washington and California. It also considers a pending New Hampshire proposal. The last shows the difficulty of simultaneously alleviating physician's objections and achieving proponents' goals.
Anthony J. Dangelantonio, Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Legal and Practical Contours, 4 RISK 55 (1993).