Study: 16% of People Killing Themselves in Assisted Suicide Clinics are Perfectly Healthy

International   |   Wesley J. Smith   |   Feb 24, 2014   |   1:41PM   |   Zurich, Switzerland

I have been warning for more than 20 years that assisted suicide ultimately leads to death on demand. And so it has become in the Swiss suicide clinics according to a recent study.

From the Mirror News story:

picassistedsuicide2bHealthy people are travelling abroad for assisted suicide simply ‘weary of life,’ research has revealed. Around 16 per cent of the people who use ‘right-to-die’ organisations such as Dignitas have no underlying health problems listed on their death certificates.

And women, highly educated, divorced and rich people are more likely to die from assisted suicide, the new report by researchers in Switzerland claims.

Loneliness and feeling unloved are twice as likely to kill you as being fat.

The research, published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology, was gathered from anonymous data on 1,301 cases of assisted suicide at three right-to-die organisations between 2003 and 2008.



Other influential factors include religion, with people of no faith being six times more likely to choose assisted suicide than Roman Catholics, The Times reported.

For all causes, except Parkinson’s disease, the percentage of assisted suicides was higher for women than men.

Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death? Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.