Saturday, January 11, 2020

Hawaii: 27 people died by assisted suicide in 2019.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

An article by Brittany Lyle that was published in the Honolulu Civil Beat on January 9, 2020 stated that in 2019 Hawaii had 27 assisted suicide deaths.

The article focuses on the assisted suicide lobby wanting to remove restrictions in the assisted suicide law. For instance the article suggests that Hawaii needs to amend the assisted suicide law to allow doctors to waive the waiting period. In 2019, Oregon expanded its assisted suicide law by allowing the waiting period to be waived.

The article also suggests that Hawaii needs to remove the mandatory mental health competency exam in the law.

It is significant that no doctors in Maui are willing to prescribe the assisted suicide drug cocktail. Most doctors oppose assisted suicide.

This media article was overwhelmingly pro-assisted suicide. The assisted suicide lobby is pushing to expand the Hawaii assisted suicide law, even though the law only came into effect one year ago.

Last January the leader of one of the assisted suicide lobby groups stated that it was there goal to eliminate the regulations in the assisted suicide laws in America.

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