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America’s 21st Century Death Wish

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 21 — Death is in vogue. The proof is in the desperate efforts to make it easy for women to kill their unborn babies and in the fact that suicide rates are on the rise. The frenzy triggered by the Supreme Court when it overturned the 50 year old Roe vs Wade abortion rights ruling shows that America had developed a taste for abortion over those five decades. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control [CDC] reports that suicide is on the rise among U.S. citizens as young as ten years old and that the rates of suicide have increased by nearly 31% over the past two decades.

These morbid developments suggest that too many Americans have a death wish and it doesn’t help to legalize Physician Assisted Suicide laws. Currently 10 states, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Montana and the District of Columbia have legalized physician assisted suicide. John Kelly, a regional director for the disability-rights group Not Dead Yet, says “assisted-suicide laws inevitably take the lives of innocent people through misdiagnosis and elder abuse.” He is quoted by the National Institutes of Health [NIH] pointing out that “Given that insurers routinely value their bottom lines over patient treatment, and the health care system devalues the lives of disabled people, these laws reduce rather than expand choice.”

The NIH report noted that the Coloradans Against Assisted Suicide warned that legalization of assisted suicide “leads people to give up on treatment and lose good years of their lives.” And another group, No Prop 106, suggested it puts too much power in the hands of physicians, who sometimes make mistakes, to determine who has six months to live and is therefore eligible for assisted dying.

Meanwhile, the Life Institute points out that abortion “dramatically” increases the risk of suicide, citing a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota. The report shows that teenage girls who have had abortions are 10 times more likely to attempt suicide than comparable teenage girls who did not have an abortion. “Other studies have found similar statistical significance between a history of abortion and suicide attempts among women. Thus, the actual data suggests that abortion is far more likely to drive an unstable woman to suicide than is pregnancy and childbirth.”

Chicago’s Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital chimed in on the discussion recently with a study that found “suicide is the second-leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. and has increased over 45% between 1999 and 2020, when more than 47,000 adolescents ages 10 to 19 died.  There is a growing incidence of youths seeking emergency care with suicidal thoughts, which relate to the growing prevalence of depression, anxiety and severe mental illness in recent decades. Individuals who experience suicidal thoughts are more than three times more likely to die by suicide in the future than individuals who don’t have suicidal thoughts.”

According to the National Review, the media, doctors and political advocates help promote Euthanasia Assisted Suicide [EAS]. The Review cites studies that show: Rates of EAS increase significantly; Rates of self-initiated deaths (EAS plus non-assisted suicide) increase significantly; The increase in self-initiated death is disproportionately high in women; and Rates of non-assisted suicide also increase, in some cases significantly.

And then there is the impact legalization of physician-assisted suicide might have on promoting suicides.  In addition to the mere fact that the law says it’s okay to commit suicide, there is the potential that a medical suicide assistant might wittingly or unwittingly talk a patient in going ahead. 

Canada legalized suicide in 2016. The New York Post notes that “Canada leads the world in assisted suicides, with 10,064 in 2021. Just a few weeks ago the paper published a story about a man who is suing the Victoria Hospital Health Services Centre in London, Ontario. His name is Roger Foley and he claims that the “Canadian government is encouraging him to end it all.”

As Foley put it, “I’ve been pressured to do an assisted suicide. They asked if I want an assisted death. I don’t. I was told that I would be charged $1,800 per day [for hospital care]. I have $2 million worth of bills. Nurses here told me that I should end my life. That shocked me.”

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6 months ago

I am saddened and appalled at the state of America today. Abortion is the murder of ones own baby and that is illegal under God’s law and is/was under our nations laws.
Abstinence is the only the first of many ways to prevent a pregnancy.
But If an unwanted birth happens, there are thousands of people waiting to adopt children and who travel across the world to adopt but would rather adopt right here in America.
Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, part of which is “First, To Do No Harm”.
Abortion/or murder of a baby could not be allowed under the Hippocratic Oath. Neither would assisting in a Suicide which is also against God’s law and should also be against every civilized nations laws. Any Doctor participating in suicide should be charged with murder.
Money is the only reason a doctor would participate in abortion or a suicide and that is truly sick!
Sadly we have seen the same with our elections and politics, ie Joe Biden and his son Hunter and many more!

6 months ago

I see no problem in assisted suicide, abortion, and other stuff that the die-hard conservatives find abhorrent.

1) Abortion: one should not be compelled to carry a baby in her body. If she does not want to, off the fetus goes. Does not matter if some people consider it a child.

2) Assisted suicide: I would even say that if a person just wants to check out for any reason or no reason at all, he or she needs to be able to do that. What’s the point of living anyway if you are bored or not feel like it. It’s all about freedom. Of course, he or she needs to pay their debts off so that they don’t borrow money, party like there’s no tomorrow and go.

To me, those things seem quite LOGICAL. Even if they don’t sit well with some of the conservative morals. In this day and age more and more people do not want to take risks, do not want to be engage in the society, etc. They are just living their lives passively with minimal or no participation. Some are quite happy to do so – that would include guys like me. But some are quite unhappy in the end. If they want to end their lives early because they are cynical and depressed, I think LOGICALLY it would be nice to have a painless option. Now we have guns but that can be quite painful and one may even survive.

6 months ago

My God man, you are one sick puppy. You have no regard for life-(well, maybe your own). It IS abhorrent, an abomination to God. If a woman wants to not have a baby the time to decide that is BEFORE having unprotected sex- there are MULTITUDES of easy-to-get affordable birth control- try some personal responsibility and use them! There is no need for abortion. And the BS line about rape/incest or danger to mom health is less than 1% and the to abort because of a birth defect? That’s just sick we are not to play God. 

6 months ago

Correlation does not prove causation. The same forces that drive young girls into premature sexuality also drive them into suicide, whether they have access to abortion or not. This is historical fact.

By the way, fundies, Trump got you exactly what you wanted: the end of Roe v. Wade. And now, you are going to desert him? Such gratitude!

Of course, rescinding Roe v. Wade didn’t do a thing for your cause, did it? We told you that over and over: Mind Your Own Business. But no, you want to be the boss of me, my daughters and every other woman. You’re gonna have to lump it, I guess.

Your powers of persuasion are nil.

6 months ago

As I have had the privilege of working overseas in countries (soviet union, middle east) in health care where abortions were the status quo I am so sick of what I see the way this country is being herded. I have worked with disabled children since 1963 both in this country and out of this country. I also worked up until 5 years ago and I am now at the age of 82 with Parkinson’s Disease. I need to find out what God expects of me and wants me to do. I need to write a book about my experiences and also my husband’s who was born in Berlin in 1938 and remembers the end of WW ii and also lived under soviet control until the age of 18 in the east. I wrote a letter several years ago to the CDC about one of their physicians who thought that older people should be euthanized and that women who had a disabled child should be allowed to have an abortion. I have always believed that each child is a gift and the happiest parents that I worked with were those who had multiple children who were destined to die from the same diagnosis. I wanted to keep on helping kids but I am unable now. I saw the young people in our program in Armenia who had had multiple abortions and they used them as a method of birth control. I could go on and on and regale you with stories of the terrible things I experienced but that is not my job here. My job is to warn all the “useless” lemmings in this country to not believe anything the current regime tells you and believe only 1/2 of what your eyes see. That is something my mother always said to me and I guess it is so important to me now. But I cannot believe anything I see anymore either. As my husband says to me “the GOLDEN YEARS are not what I was told they would be”. I am not as stupid as this “Regime” thinks I am. I see exactly where this is all going. I know they would like all of us above the age of 80 to just roll over but I never will and believe me I have not forgotten what it used to be like! Thanks for letting me say it like I see it! Carol

6 months ago
Reply to  Carol

Carol-How are great books written? One word at a time. You have great stories, don’t wait a minute longer to tell them. When I was 70 I purchased a yellow pad and wrote four hundred and seventy eight pages. My first book of seven. I’m 93 now and still writing.


6 months ago

The frenzied reactions to dobbs in states other than ny and California demonstrate that there is indeed a taste for abortion. Hearts and minds have not been won over as much as life advocates had thought. My belief is that millions of ordinary (meaning not abortion absolutists) people want abortion available, just in case, as a sort of insurance policy. They imagine their fifteen yr old daughter or granddaughter pregnant or their 48 yr old wife in a surprise pregnancy. I believe they accept restrictions but are leery of the possibility of it being swept away in their state. Of course the media has done everything in their power to fan these fears into open flame.

Stephen Russell
6 months ago

What is CDC doing to produce more suicides

6 months ago

Spot on. Isn’t it odd, how many many of suicidal people are on some kind of psychotropic drug, such as antidepressants, etc?

6 months ago

All this is because too many have abandoned God or their parents have abandoned God! All this violence, abortion, suicide and moral depravity is leading us toward Sodom and Gomorrah! We all need to repent and cling to God, our creator!!! Cultivate gratitude for all the things God has given us or one will never be happy! God is the only answer to fix all this!

mary jane
6 months ago
Reply to  Carol

thanks for speaking the truth!

Letts Brandon
6 months ago

And they haven’t even considered my wish for democrats.

Gunny Joe
6 months ago
Reply to  Letts Brandon

That is called house cleaning, or in Marine Corps speak field day deep cleaning!

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