Are temporary economic impacts a relevant political factor that prevents assisted-suicide rights ?
Originally the question was - "Assisted-suicide rights - A little known but huge hurdle ?"
Wondering if possibly a huge hurdle ( apart from the traction-challenged hill arguments ), to politicians moving towards more Assisted-suicide rights, may be -
- The resulting unemployment of personal-carers
- Less employment in public and private health-systems
- Less employment in nursing-homes
- Less consumers / customers for goods and services, resulting from people receiving assisted-suicide, initially an economic impact.
This economic impact would be temporary as society would adjust.
The aged, ill, handicapped, etc, may be one of the biggest industries.
Could it be that individual political parties in power, would not relish facing that initial / temporary economic impact.
NOTE - Originally, the title of this question was -
"Assisted-suicide rights - A little known but huge hurdle ?"
Then it was changed by someone other than me, and for some reasons I originally also thought an alternate title 'may' be useful, but the new title restricts the 'hurdle' to the "personal care industry" and omits the three other main components of the 'hurdle', maybe the new title could have been -
"Are economic impacts a relevant political factor that prevents assisted-suicide rights?"
Anyway, I'm not going to edit the title since I'm relying on the assumedly wiser judgment of others here, however, if anyone wants to correct it, that would also be useful.