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Vermont Law Creates “Perfect Storm” of Conditions for Suicide

Among the safeguards slashed from the assisted suicide legislation that has become law in Vermont, were any requirements to ensure that the person requesting suicide is not suffering from treatable depression. Depression in the dying is not uncommon.   Hospice Pioneer Dr. Ira Byock wrote in his groundbreaking book, Dying Well, that nearly everyone who is […]

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Oregon Suicide Rate Continues Rise That Began after Legalization of Assisted Suicide

Thanks to Washington attorney Margaret Dore for sending us the email and article below.   Article on increased suicide rate in Oregon. The article says “Oregon’s suicide rate has been increasing since 2000.” Just three years prior, Oregon legalized assisted suicide. The article also says:  “New figures show a sharp rise in suicides among middle-aged […]

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Suicide Has Surpassed Car Accidents as the Most Frequent Cause of Injury Death in the US, and Poisoning Deaths Have Also Risen. Our Doctors Should Not Be Prescribing Poisons for People to Use in Committing Suicide.

Here is a link to an analysis from the American Journal of Public Health, showing that suicide is increasing and is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.2012.300960.   More people commit suicide than are killed in car crashes.     The rate of fatal poisoning thought to be unintentional […]

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