At Least 1000 Californians Would Commit Legal Assisted Suicide Each Year

By Wesley Smith

The bogus Oregon death with dignity assisted suicide statistics are out, and the numbers are up again.

Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith

According to the report–based on physician self-reporting–in 2014, 105 people overdosed themselves with drugs obtained via a doctor’s prescription (usually, facilitated in some way by the suicide pushers at Compassion and Choices.)

Meanwhile, in CA an assisted suicide bill has been filed–looser than Oregon’s–that I will analyze in detail when I have more time. 

And that got me to thinking (which is always dangerous, I know): Suicide pushers claim that their agenda is no big deal because the numbers who kill themselves in Oregon are relatively small.

But Oregon’s population is only about 10% of California’s (37.7 million versus 3.8 million).

If California’s assisted suicide numbers were the same as Oregon’s, more than 1000 people would commit assisted suicide each year.  That’s roughly 85 a month, or nearly 3 every day. 

That number would steadily rise as people came desensitized to doctor-prescribed death.

Currently, about 3300 Californians commit suicide each year. Add the assisted suicides, and there would be a 1/3 increase, to about 4300 per year (although the legislation would require doctors to lie on death certificates by stating that the demises were caused by underlying disease rather than overdose).

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