Menstuff® has compiled information on the issue of euthanasia - bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease. As of January 23, 2016, 1,127 people have died by Euthanasia in Oregon or less than 63 a year.
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Euthanasia - Dying with Dignity
Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law
Oregon Death with Dignity Act - Data summary 2016 (12 page PDF)
Oregon Death with Dignity Act - Data summary 2015 (7 page PDF)
How many euthanasia deaths have been recorded in the world?
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Dying with Dignity
A man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The progression is rapid. Within a few months, things go from first detected, to extreme pain that even morphine won't stop. When the pain gets too be too much, what does our medical and legal community offer? Basically, just "Deal with it." Otherwise, you'll just have to take your own life. So, he's left with consciously finding a way to end the misery.
Most solutions are far from gentle. Taking ones own life. What torment a man must go through to end the pain.
Euthanasia has been legal in Switzerland for over 50 years
and Norway joined them this year. There just aren't that many
countries that seem to care about keeping a man's dignity in tact
when he dies. How can we be so cruel? Who really benefits from our
cruelty? Think about it. You might next.
How many euthanasia deaths have been
recorded in the world?
At least 3,147.
There have been at least 3,147 deaths from euthanasia reported
worldwide. This is based on data from the Disability and Health
Journal published in January 2010 that reported 401 assisted suicide
deaths in Washington state by the end of 2009, 246 assisted suicide
deaths in Oregon from 1998 to 2005 reported by the International Task
Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and 2,500 euthanasia deaths
in the Netherlands as of 2009 reported by the Euthanasia Prevention
Coaltition. Exact figures may very well be higher than this
The number assisted suicide deaths in
The number of prescriptions for assisted suicide were 115 in 2012,
114 in 2011, 97 in 2010 and 95 in 2009. There has been a 21% increase
in the number of prescriptions for assisted suicide in Oregon since
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