Bill Toffler, MD, National Director of the Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation (PCCEF), is quoted in a June 18, 2006 San Francisco Chronicle article by Matthew Yi titled "California Looks to Replicate Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law":

“In many of the cases, the death lingers for hours. It’s not a dignified death. It’s not pretty to watch somebody struggle with breathing or having irregular, shallow breathing for hours and hours on end.”

June 18, 2006