We oppose the bill to legalize assisted suicide. The legislation is dangerous and dishonors those who are suffering.
Diagnoses can be wrong
People can be pressured to give up on treatment and throw away months, years or decades of their lives.
People with a history of depression and suicide attempts have received the lethal drugs instead of the mental health care they need.
Suicide is a contagion
When assisted suicide is legalized, it can increase suicide rates for all populations.
Problems in Oregon
Despite the lack of state oversight, many problems have come to light in the first state to legalize assisted suicide.