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  Wyden blocks bill seeking to derail Oregon assisted suicide law
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Last EditedWesternDem  Sep 06, 2006 04:24pm
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News DateWednesday, September 6, 2006 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON (AP) -- Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden moved Tuesday to block a Kansas senator's attempt to derail Oregon's landmark law allowing doctor-assisted suicide.

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., last month introduced legislation to bar doctors from prescribing federally controlled drugs for use in assisted suicide -- the first legislative assault on assisted suicide since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Oregon's law in January.

On Tuesday, as Congress returned from a monthlong break, Wyden took to the Senate floor to announce he would block the bill indefinitely through a legislative hold.
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