Saturday, August 18, 2018

Legal assisted suicide encourages other suicide.

This letter was published in the Kansas City Star on August 17, 2018

I
Margaret Dore
am an attorney and president of Choice is an Illusion, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Formed in 2010, Choice is an Illusion fights against assisted suicide and euthanasia throughout the United States and in other countries.

David Grube’s Aug. 5 guest commentary in The Star said Oregon’s suicide rates “overall have gone down ... since its Death with Dignity Act went into effect in 1997.” (23A, “Medical aid in dying different from suicide”) I disagree with this claim.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Vital Signs” website, Oregon’s suicide rate went up 28.2 percent from 1999 to 2016.

Legal assisted suicide encourages other suicide. Don’t be fooled.


Margaret Dore
Seattle

1 comment:

Unknown said...

In any case, those who help others to die are guilty of homicide. It's the same with abortion. How did it happen that our society has fallen so low ?
(By the way, I live in Belgium, and never heard of 3 children being euthanized.)
I fully support your ideas and determination. Keep on with the good work.

Baron Yves de Menten de Horne, Belgium

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