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Non-active euthanasia, or assisted suicide, is legal in three US states;
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire is currently considering a bill on assisted suicide

Active euthanasia, commonly referred simply as euthanasia, is only legal in:
  • the Netherlands
  • Belgium

Assisted suicide is also legal in:
  • Albania
  • Luxembourg
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