The state pays for assisted-suicide drugs for the poor
27. Listing and description of failed assisted-suicide proposals.
This disingenuous claim ignored the fact that states had always had the “green light” to pursue such a course of action. But assisted-suicide advocates did not let the truth get in the way of a means to appear victorious.
Ethical aspects of physician assisted suicide: All sides
On June 26, 1997, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the right of states to prohibit assisted suicide. The decisions in dealt a crushing 9 to 0 blow to proponents of assisted suicide.
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Is It Ethical? | Berkeley …
Physician assisted suicide is a controversial, complicated matter that often polarizes the voting public. On the one hand, there are those who believe that patients suffering from chronic and fatal illnesses should be allowed to die with dignity, on their own terms and in peace. Having a doctor assist them with ending their own life allows them to stop this suffering and also ensures them that death will be on their own terms. No matter the side of the fence you sit when it comes to physician assisted suicide, you may be surprised to learn some statistics about this process and the legalities surrounding it, as well as public opinion and voter decisions in the past few years.
The Arc | Physician-Assisted Suicide Position Statement
2. Some 9% of deaths in the Netherlands in 1990 were the result of physician-assisted suicide, as the practice is fully legal and commonly practiced. The practice is also legal for infants and newborns who are considered extremely disabled and has reportedly also been administered for those who were deemed “chronically depressed.”