Terminal prognosis are often wrong. Individuals outlive their diagnoses by months and even years. Assisted suicide legislation leads people to give up on treatment and lose good years of their lives.
Jeannette Hall is an Oregon resident who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000 and told she had 6 months to live. She asked her doctor on several different occasions for assisted suicide medication, but her doctor convinced her to fight her disease. Eleven years later, she wrote, “I am so happy to be alive! If my doctor had believed in assisted suicide, I’d be dead. (Boston Globe). Jeannette is still alive and well 18 years later!