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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.

8 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…

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State Status Map

There is no federal law preventing assisted suicide. Thus, each state determines their own laws and regulations. Understand the status of Assisted Suicide Laws in your state. 

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.

Inevitable Expansion

Assisted suicide proponents are doing a bait and switch – they use “safeguards” to convince legislators
 to pass the bills only to strip away those same precautions a few years later.

Dedicated Physicians See Victory for International Code of Ethics

Dedicated Physicians See Victory for International Code of Ethics There was a strong attempt in the past few months to require effective referral of patients, overriding conscientious objection, for assisted suicide, euthanasia and other procedures in the new International Code of Medical Ethics being revised by the World Medical Association (WMA).   The initial draft of

Increase in Australian Assisted Suicides But Not In Actual Healthcare

Increase in Australian Assisted Suicides But Not In Actual Healthcare In Victoria, Australia, death by assisted suicide skyrocketed up thirty-one percent from June 2021 to June 2022. During that same time, evidence of a compromised health care system has raised alarm and questions about the inherently dangerous and discriminatory practice of assisted suicide. As an

Palliative Care Promotes Dignified Living

Palliative Care Promotes Dignified Living Some patients with dementia, like Kate Cheney, have received a prescription for lethal drugs, despite being denied by doctors, who did not believe she had capacity to make such a life and death decision.   Dementia has become a deadly diagnosis for millions of Americans. Since the disease takes a lengthy

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