Suicide by Any Other Name
Marker, Rita L., Hentoff, Nat, Lopez, Kathryn Jean, Levin, Yuval, Arkes, Hadley, The Human Life Review
Oregon Officials seek Neutral Term for 'Assisted Suicide.'" That headline in the November 17, 2006 Oregonian (Oregon's largest newspaper), signaled crucial linguistic tweaks that assisted-suicide proponents hope will break their losing streak.
The business world has always known that product names, slogans, and advertisements must have appealing language or the public won't buy the product. Those who are selling death know this, too. They are savvy promoters who are willing to change marketing tactics to gain acceptance and support for their agenda.
When the State of Oregon passed the nation's first assisted-suicide law-a law that transformed the crime of assisted suicide …
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Publication information: Article title: Suicide by Any Other Name. Contributors: Marker, Rita L. - Author, Hentoff, Nat - Author, Lopez, Kathryn Jean - Author, Levin, Yuval - Author, Arkes, Hadley - Author. Magazine title: The Human Life Review. Volume: 33. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2007. Page number: 78+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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