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Assisted suicide should be banned


									Assisted suicide should
      be banned
             Assisted suicide in the U.S.

• Oregon
  <Oregon Death with Dignity Act>
• Washington
  <Washington Death with Dignity Act>
• Texas
  <Texas Futile Care Law>
• Montana
  Case judged legal by the court
                    Abused assisted suicide

• Non-reported euthanasia cases
• No mechanism to determine whether all such
  cases were reported

• Give doctors the right to murder the patients

• No protection on patients under the Texas Futile
  Care Law in Texas state
             Unreported euthanasia cases

• Nearly half of all euthanasia deaths in the
  Flanders region of Belgium were not reported
• 41.3% of unreported cases were done by a
  nurse alone

• (British Medical Journal, 2010)
      Mechanism on determining suicide

• In Oregon and Washington states
  Law requires the physician to lie on the death
• Death listed
  – √ illness (eg. cancer)
  – × the cause of death (eg. suicide)

• (British Medical Journal, 2010)
                            True story in Texas

• Baby born with fatal defect
  – life support was removed
  – against his mother's wishes
• Lawful under <Texas Futile Care Law>

• (Hopper L. Houston Chronicle, 2005)
           Insurance companies involved

• Patients first, money second?

• Pay for the compensation after assisted suicide?
    Assisted suicide encourages suicide

• Dying patient
   – √ Assisted suicide
   – × Fighting with disease

• Depressed patient
   – √ Assisted suicide
   – × Psychologist

• Financial difficulties
                                 Say NO to legalized
                                  assisted suicide!
•Hopper L. (March 15, 2005) Baby born with fatal defect dies after removal from life support.
Retrieved from
•Oregon State (1994). Oregon's Death with Dignity Act (ORS 127.800-995). Retrieved from
•Schadenberg C. (January 21, 2011) Legal euthanasia under-reported, open to abuse.
Retrieved from
•Smets T, Bilsen J, Cohen J, et al. (October 5, 2010) Reporting of euthanasia in medical
practice in Flanders, Belgium: cross sectional analysis of reported and unreported cases.
Retrieved from
•Friedenberg R M. (October 11, 2001) "Euthabasia." Radiology. Retreved from

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