Again the answer is “no”. Actual pain, combined with concern about possible pain in the future, is only a motivating factor in the minority of cases. Although advocates for physician-assisted suicide would like one to believe that uncontrollable pain is the primary reason that individuals seek to end their lives; this is simply not supported by the facts.  In the words of the Oregon Public Health Division concerning physician-assisted suicides in 202020, “ as in previous years, the three most frequently reported end-of-life concerns were: loss of autonomy (93%), decreasing ability to participate in activities that made life enjoyable (94%), and loss of dignity (72%).”  Fear of being a burden on family and friends was a concern in 53% of the cases, while fear of pain was a concern in only 33%. [1]