Wesley Smith: Assisted suicide movement receives none of the blame

Wesley Smith: Assisted suicide movement receives none of the blame

Suicide is a growing problem,  and yet, the assisted suicide movement receives none of the blame. It should. Pushing suicide impacts people’s attitudes. Normalizing it surely leads to more self killings, given what we know about the copy-cat phenomenon.

In this regard, Oregon assisted suicides were up again last year. Although, since honesty is not the movement’s thing, the law does not count assisted suicide as actual suicide, so Oregon’s horrible overall suicide statistics are even worse than they appear. Even the clueless-about-the-assisted-suicide-influence public health authorities have called it a public crisis.

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