Dr. Timothy Quill, a palliative care physician has prescribed his patient a dose of pills which cause her to die. His patient was terminally ill, she had leukemia. After describing her will to die to the doctor, he directed her to the Hemlock Society, after meeting with the group, she asked the doctor for pills that she knew will cause her to die. This case caused a nationwide debate. Some people still are against the euthanasia or any assistance in suicide.