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Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) Deaths in Canada Pass 10,000

Earlier this month, Dr. Stefanie Green delivered a tremendous presentation at the Hemlock Society of San Diego. Watch the video below.

Notably, Dr. Green estimates that there have been over 10,000 MAID deaths in Canada. That is the sum total. The numbers are highly variable from province to province. The 10,000 figure is notable, because Canada only started MAID in 2016. In contrast, Oregon started over twenty years ago. If Oregon had the population of Canada, it would have had fewer than 5000 MAID deaths in the same time period (150 deaths x. 3.5 years x. 9). If one projects the figures from Oregon's first 3.5 years, it would have had fewer than 500 MAID deaths....