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Peter Richardson's Death With Dignity

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Peter Richardson's clear-eyed, compassionate documentary about terminally ill patients who choose the physician-sanctioned end-of-life option under the Northwest state's "Death With Dignity" law will stir healthy debate and provide invaluable context on the issue when it airs on HBO later this year.
Rather than launching head-on into the often-contentious controversy surrounding attempts to pass similar laws in other states, Richardson provides viewers with well-grounded insight on the often difficult decisions that patients, supported by their doctors, have to make in ending their own lives. Oregon passed the nation's first Death With Dignity act in 1994, which allows terminally ill patients with less than six months left to live to request
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