Dr. Goodwin said... that his health was deteriorating and he would soon end his life....
"The situation needs thought, it doesn't need hope," he said. "Hope is too ephemeral at that time."
March 13, 2012
"Peter Goodwin, a family physician who wrote and campaigned for Oregon's right-to-die law in the 1990s, died Sunday..."
"... after taking a cocktail of lethal drugs prescribed by his doctor, as allowed under the legislation he championed."