In 2017, there were 26 states that were challenged by assisted suicide campaigns and all 26 states rejected it. This year 25 states have had assisted suicide bills in their legislatures and as of now, only Hawaii has passed the bill. Yet the theme that the media is portraying is that the assisted suicide lobby is gaining momentum, yet in reality the opposite remains true.
But there is more to the story. Richard Doerflinger, with the Lozier Institute recently examined the assisted suicide data in the US. Doerflinger explains how assisted suicide bills have been overwhelmingly defeated but also 10 states have added or strengthened laws preventing assisted suicide since 1997. Doerflinger commented: (continue reading)