Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Oregon's suicide rate has been increasing since 2000.
A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states:
"New figures show a sharp rise in suicides among middle-aged Americans, and an even bigger increase in Oregon. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report shows suicides among men and women aged 35-64 increased 49 percent in Oregon from 1999-2010, compared to 28 percent nationally."So much for the claim that legalizing assisted suicide will reduce other suicides.
And then there's the financial cost. The article says:
It must also be stated that there were 77 assisted suicide deaths in 2012 in Oregon. These deaths are not counted among the number of suicide deaths.