Richard Doerflinger, with the Lozier Institute, recently examined the assisted suicide data in the U.S. Doerflinger explains that assisted suicide bills have been overwhelmingly defeated, and that 10 states have added or strengthened laws preventing assisted suicide since 1997. Doerflinger commented:
In 2007, there were 26 states that were challenged by assisted suicide campaigns and all 26 states rejected it. This year, 25 states have had assisted suicide bills in their legislatures and, as of now, only Hawaii has passed the bill. Yet, the theme that the media is portraying is that the assisted suicide lobby is gaining momentum. In reality, the opposite is true.