Introduction

6. Won’t legalizing and regulating assisted suicide reduce the number of wrongful deaths?

6. Won’t legalizing and regulating assisted suicide reduce the number of wrongful deaths?

There is no evidence to show this has happened, or will happen. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that abuses continue where assisted suicide is legal. We’ve also seen that the eligibility criteria are applied more and more loosely, as in the case of Marc and Eddy Verbessem in Belgium. [Source: Huffington Post] That is called a “slippery slope.”