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almost legal lessons from down under
The practice has widespread support in Holland, but some fear abuse of the relaxed laws
The Dutch situation
One state legalised voluntary euthanasia - soon after, the federal government re-criminalised it
A failed experiment?
dr jack kevorkian
'Dr Death' made no secret of his desire to assist patients take their own lives - he is currently in prison
Pushing the law