Accurate language matters in this life-and-death debate

by Ilora Finlay, The Economist, 31 August 2018

Nor does legalising “assisted dying” reduce other suicides. In the Netherlands unassisted suicides rose by over 20% from 2002 to 2016, despite downward trends in some of its neighbouring countries. Oregon’s unassisted suicides rose by over 28% from 1996 to 2016.

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