Belgium has followed suit 37and troubling evidence is emerging from Oregon specifically with respect to the protection of people with depression and the objectivity of the process.
Euthanasia has been legalized in a few countries such as in the Netherlands and Belgium and assisted suicide in others the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Supreme Court ruled unanimously that there is no Constitutional right to assisted suicide, and that states therefore have the right to prohibit it.
Regulations of that kind, protected from public scrutiny, but with the ring of authority and oversight, are a Potemkin village form of regulatory obfuscation. Those arguments about the disadvantaged were dismissed because they were interpreted to be mere covers for the real agenda, which was a pro-life agenda.
Hallwhose mother had died a painful death from cancer. A person committing suicide may do so with assistance as long as the assistant has no selfish motives and does not stand to gain personally from the death. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC.
November 1, - Brittany Maynard, a year-old with terminal brain cancer, ends her life under Oregon's "Death with Dignity Act. Social conservatives often make the argument that physician-assisted suicide devalues life by creating certain classes of people whose lives are possibly no longer worth living.
The ambiguity about what happens after the prescription is written—the actual manner of death—is highly problematic. But there are some issues with the reporting that I think are worth mentioning.