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Right to Die: Colombian Man Ends Life with Government Backup

Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer. For years, Quintana and a handful of other physicians have been performing what they consider mercy killings in a semiclandestine...

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