Assisted suicide fails every US state so far

From Alex Schadenberg at LifeNews:

Initial data from a research study by Dr. Jacqueline H. Abernathy at Tarleton State University finds a staggering increase in the number of attempts to legalize assisted suicide in U.S. over the past year, in spite of an overwhelming failure rate associated with such legislation: fewer than one percent of all assisted suicide bills become law.

The analysis, to be presented at the 2017 National Euthanasia Symposium in Toronto on October 28, included all bills introduced in 36 states and the District of Columbia since 1994. Of the 231 total bills, nearly one-fifth (43 bills) were introduced just this year in 26 states and all attempts failed. This increase in the number of attempts to legalize assisted suicide is notable due to the fact that such bills have greater than a 99 percent failure rate. Only three have been signed into law in the last 23 years. More.

Reality check:  If you are a senior in a country with public health care, you are a net cost to a system funded by younger, healthier people with interests other than looking after you. It will b worse if you belong to an unpopular minority group in a country where most young people have no formed moral conscience against abortion or euthanasia. Don’t delude yourself that you are voting for “only voluntary euthanasia.” It won’t work that way.

See also: But WHY the surprise that 431 people were involuntarily euthanized in the Netherlands in 2015?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Aktion T-4 it is, then

  • deplorabledave

    “It will b worse if you belong to an unpopular minority group”

    I assume they are referring to old white males.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Anyone uncool enough to not be rich and have younger family members to advocate on your behalf is at risk of “going up the chimney”.
      Stable marriages, several adoring children, and some degree of financial success are your only bulwark.
      If you are an only child with no spouse or no children of your own, you will be the first onto that conveyor belt of fiscal savings for the state.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The life you save when you are “pro life” might just be your own!

  • seaoh

    Assisted Suicide Fails Every US State So Far

    Doesn’t matter, In 2005 every state the people were opposed to “same sex marriage” 10 years year it’s “the law of the land” . Besides corporate profits and government savings are too important to be left for the people to decide. 10 years (or less) it will be “the law of the land” :_(