Over 800,000 people commit suicide across the globe each year. The purpose of World Suicide Prevention Day is to connect, communicate, and care in order to help prevent people from taking their own lives.
In California, Life Legal is challenging California’s assisted suicide law, which allows physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to their patients. Studies have shown that legalizing physician-assisted suicide increases the number of overall suicides. The End of Life Option Act sends the message that some lives are not worth living. Doctors should be encouraged to care for–not abandon–their patients, especially those facing a difficult diagnosis.