In Oregon, Other Suicides Have Increased with the Legalization of Assisted Suicide

Posted August 7, 2018 10:45 am by Alex Schadenberg

In Oregon, Other Suicides Have Increased with the Legalization of Assisted Suicide

The following article was published by Choice Is An Illusion Montana. (shortened version).Margaret DoreBy Margaret Dore EsqSince the passage of Oregon’s law allowing physician-assisted suicide, other suicides in Oregon have steadily increased. This is consistent with a suicide contagion in which the legalization of physician-assisted suicides has encouraged other suicides. In Oregon, the financial and emotional impacts of suicide on family members and the broader community are devastating and long-lasting.[1] A.  Suicide is Contagious  It is well known that suicide is contagious. A famous example is Marilyn Monroe.[2] Her widely reported suicide was followed by “a spate of suicides.”[3]With the understanding

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