This Note explores Congress' attempts to restrict Oregon's Death with Dignity Act by enacting two the Lethal Drug Abuse and Prevention Act of 1998 ("LDAP Act") and the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 ("PRPA"). It explores constitutional decisions concerning physician-assisted suicide and those which tend to show that the Supreme Court demonstrated federalist leanings during this time. The Note concludes that this Congressional legislation is a premature attempt to restrict experimentation concerning physician-assisted suicide and that the Supreme Court should strive to thwart attempts to cut off such experimentation.
The Pain Relief Promotion Act: Will It Spell Death to "Death With Dignity" Or Is It Unconstitutional?,
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