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Critics of Death with Dignity laws feared that poor people might be pressured into killing themselves when they could not afford end of life care, but statistics show that it is overwhelmingly the white, well educated and financially stable who take advantage of assisted suicide laws. And they are not necessarily taking advantage of assisted suicide because they are in pain, but because they want to have control over their deaths.

From The New York Times:

In Ill Doctor, a Surprise Reflection of Who Picks Assisted Suicide

Dr. Richard Wesley is emblematic of the unexpected demographics of patients who have taken advantage of state laws allowing terminally ill patients to get a prescription for drugs that will hasten death.

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