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In the United States, similar concerns about the accuracy of numbers reported have been raised in Oregon, where state law permits assisted suicide. According to a March 11, 2004, report by LifeSiteNews, official data show that 42 people died by means of assisted suicide in 2003, up from 38 the previous year. Brian Johnston, author of Death as a Salesman: What's Wrong With Assisted Suicide, explained to LifeSiteNews that while Oregon law requires assisted suicides to be reported, there are no penalties for failing to do so.

Over the objections of his wife, life support will be withdrawn from a military veteran in Florida who signed a "living will" stating that he would prefer death to remaining on life support during terminal illness or incapacitation.

For Terri Shiavo see United States in News in Brief
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Title Annotation:United States
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Date:May 1, 2005
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