Barbara Coombs Lee, JD, President of Compassion and Choices, said during a Nov. 26, 1997 interview on PBS Newshour, entitled "A Right to Die?":

“Palliative care has been the main beneficiary of the Oregon Death with Dignity Act [which legalized physician-assisted suicide] so far. Since its passage, we’ve seen a great resurgence of interest in the medical community in palliative care. Hospice referrals have increased by 20 percent, and now Oregon leads the nation in prescription of morphine. This has a salutary effect on end of life care.”

Nov. 26, 1997