As of July 2014, the total number of doctors who support euthanasia is approximately 54 percent. The amount of private citizens who support it for terminally ill patients is 86 percent. The private citizens who support euthanasia for terminally ill patients who otherwise would die in pain is 55 percent.Know More
Dr. Kervorkian, the American doctor jailed for administering euthanasia drugs to patients requesting this assistance, served eight years in prison for assisting in suicides. Out of a poll of 1,001 Americans, 42 percent supported legalizing euthanasia. In the same poll, 37 percent of Americans opposed euthanasia while 22 percent remained undecided. Among those who were polled, 47 percent of Democrats supported euthanasia while 51 percent of Republicans opposed the legalization of euthanasia.
In 1990, approximately 9 percent of all deaths in the Netherlands were the result of euthanasia. The states of Washington and Montana have legalized physician-assisted suicide. In 2013, the state of Vermont recognized physician recommended suicide as a medical treatment. In 1997, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no legal right for citizens to obtaining physician-assisted suicide and that there is no constitutional protection for those who seek euthanasia, including no legal protection for patients engaging in euthanasia or doctors who administer it.Learn more about Law
As of July 2015, the Supreme Court justices include Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John G. Roberts, Anthony M. Kennedy and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, states Supreme Court of the United States. The remaining justices are Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, Jr. and Elena Kagan. There are also three retired Supreme Court justices: Sandra Day O'Connor, David H. Souter and John Paul Stevens.Full Answer >
As of July 2015, the organization Citizens Against Homicide has sample letters requesting denial of parole on its website in conjunction with three felons eligible for parole during 2015. The letters detail the crimes of a parole candidate and make a case for parole denial, according to Citizens Against Homicide.Full Answer >
As of July 2015, prison statistics from 2014 are not widely available. BJS.gov provides state and federal prison statistics, but the most recent prison information is from 2013. BOP.gov provides federal prison data, but inmate statistics are updated on a monthly basis only showing data for the previous month.Full Answer >
As of July 2015, the world population was estimated to be greater than 7.2 billion. The most populous country was China, with more than 1.3 billion people, followed by India, with more than 1.2 billion people. The third most populous country was the United States, but with a considerably smaller population of 321,362,789.Full Answer >