Fran Moreland Johns, the author of Dying Unafraid, wrote in her Jan. 19, 2006 article "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Oregon's Right-to-Die Law," that appeared on the website

“Oregon voters twice approved their law; opponents said it violated federal anti-drug statutes. Although the legal battle over the law has hinged on physicians’ right to prescribe life-ending drugs which fall within the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the underlying fight has been between what one side sees as the dying individual’s right to a humane and compassionate death and the other as interference with God’s plan.”

Jan. 19, 2006