Dr. Peter Goodwin, Father of Oregon Suicide Law, Takes Own Life - ABC News
Dr. Peter Goodwin died at 82 after taking lethal medication legal in Oregon. One of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon’s controversial assisted-suicide legislation in the early 1990s has used the state’s Death with Dignity Act to end his own life. Dr. Peter Goodwin died March 11 after taking lethal medication. He was 82 and suffered from a fatal brain disease. Goodwin was surrounded by his four children and their spouses, according to the advocacy group Compassion & Choices, which announced his death. The medication — a fast-acting barbituate — gave Goodwin a “peaceful death” in less than 30 minutes, they…
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