Monday, December 30, 2019

Purported Assisted Suicide Statistics

Isaac Jackson, Esq.
By Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA

According to an article in yesterday's Vermont Digger: 
The report released this week —  which covered the two years between July 1, 2017, June 30, 2019 — said that 34 patients qualified for the terminal prescriptions under Vermont’s law. Of those, 24 had cancer, four had ALS, three had neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s, and three others had unspecified conditions.
A few years ago, I investigated a death under Oregon's similar law in conjunction with attorney Isaac Jackson. There was a near complete lack of transparency in which even the police were unable to obtain verifying information regarding deaths under the law. To learn more, click here.