Assisted suicide has slow take-up in DC

A year after assisted suicide was legalized in the District of Columbia, no one has taken advantage of it. Only two doctors in the US capital have indicated that they are willing to accept patients who want to receive lethal medications and only one hospital has allowed its doctors to participate.

“Even those who say go ahead and pass the law — they don’t want to participate in it,” G. Kevin Donovan, the director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, an opponent of the law, told the Post.

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