Assisted Suicide Increases Other Suicides

October 7, 2015 (Wesley J. Smith) - I have long suspected that pushing suicide in some situations, would increase suicides in others. For example, Oregon has the second highest suicide rate in the country-and that doesn't include its assisted suicides.

Between 1999-2010, the suicide rate among men and women aged 34-65 spiked nearly 50% in Oregon, compared to 28% nationally. I believe that assisted suicide advocacy pushes suicide generally because it communicates the message that self-termination is an acceptable way to end one's suffering. CONTINUE

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