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Use the downloadable resources on this page to better understand the dangers of assisted suicide laws.  Please help us educate others by sharing these resources with your friends, family, neighbors, and legislators.

7 Reasons to Oppose Assisted Suicide

Learn the facts and get informed on why assisted suicide legislation is so dangerous for those most vulnerable in our society.

Get the Truth

The truth about assisted suicide is not as simple as it seems. Assisted suicide is currently legal in only eight states and the District of Columbia. See our infograph.

(2 Minute Overview)

Assisted Suicide Targets Individuals with Disabilities

Independent federal study finds assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilites. (40 Minute Overview)

Incremental Strategy

Proponents deliberately and steadily strip safeguards away from assisted suicide bills around the world and in the United States. These put more populations at risk in incremental stages.

Unintended Consequences

If assisted suicide is legal, lives will be lost due to mistakes, abuse, or lack of better options…

Organ Harvesting

Conjoining assisted suicide and euthanasia with organ harvesting, a concept once thought ghoulish and inconceivable, is now being painted as responsible and enlightened.

Mental health conditions are ignored.

Depressed patients get the lethal drugs.

Drug Combinations

Lethal experimental drug combinations used for assisted suicide cause complications for patients.

The Tragic Reality of Veteran Suicides in Oregon

Significantly higher than the national veteran suicide rate…

People of Color

Assisted suicide laws place people of color and people from other marginalized communities at increased risk of deadly harm due to racial disparities in healthcare.

Diné Hataałii Association opposes New Mexico legislation to legalize assisted suicide.

      Media Contact: Mellor Willie Chee Consulting LLC Phone: 505.870.2006 Email: mwillie@cheeconsulting.com Association releases official statement opposing New Mexico House Bill 47 and Senate Bill 308. WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (Navajo Nation), March 8, 2021 – Diné Hataałii Association (DHA) released the following official statement outlining their opposition to current legislation being considered that

Don’t weaken protections in state’s assisted suicide law

    Assisted suicide threatens the most vulnerable in society, especially people with disabilities. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy which, until recently, has been considered a “childhood disorder” because people who were born with it typically did not survive into adulthood. Despite my diagnosis, I have been able to live a full life, even founded

Sharon Quick, MD: HB 1141 is dangerous public policy

      By Sharon Quick, MDAmerican Academy of Medical Ethics One would think that Washington state legislators would prioritize saving lives, not making death more accessible, during a global pandemic that has already put too many people prematurely into graves. The House, however, is considering HB 1141, which would expand access to assisted suicide


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