Nancy W. Dickey, MD, President of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, was quoted in a May 9, 2007 HealthDay News article titled "Dutch Euthanasia Rates Steady after Legalization" by Amanda Gardner:

“Neither Oregon nor the Netherlands appear to have started down a slippery slope. … Also, physicians have become better equipped to offer a wide variety of palliative care, leading them to become more effective at it and very rarely having to resort to assisted death…

The passing of the law was a formalization of a practice that the Netherlands freely admitted occurred on a less-than-rare basis.”

May 9, 2007