Category Archives: Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide Debate Touches on Race, Class, and Privilege

Not Dead Yet

Source: Not Dead Yet

By Stephen Drake

Since Not Dead Yet started, we’ve seen that the proponents of assisted suicide consist of what we call the “4 W’s” – the white, well-off, worried worried well. That hasn’t changed.

Last week, columnist Debra J. Saunders discussed the role that class, income and race play out in the debate in that state over legalization of assisted suicide. Here are a couple of excerpts from her excellent column, “Assisted suicide: help the rich to not get too much care“:

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Assisted Suicide Bill Fails to Win Support in Nevada

rj graphics templateNevada has become the latest state to say no to an assisted suicide bill. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a doctor-prescribed suicide bill will not be heard in the Nevada state legislature. The assisted suicide bill will die without a hearing. Only a handful of states have legalized assisted suicide, indicating that such measures, when introduced in a state legislature, do not generally have widespread legislative support. Nevada joins Connecticut as the most recent state to abandon an assisted suicide bill this legislative session.

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Connecticut Assisted Suicide Poll Yields Interesting Results


March 16, 2015

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Legislative proposals to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to people diagnosed with a terminal illness are not seen as a good option by Connecticut adults according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll.

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