As of now, only Oregon and Washington have assisted suicide laws. Given that Oregon had one first, and then Washington followed suit, that may be the way it spreads: from state to neighboring state. Why? Because it's easier to see that it's working in an adjoining state. Also, adjoining states often have similar cultural values.
What are your views? Anyone here actually against assisted suicide or have grave doubts about it?
I understand that most doctors, having seen the things that happen in our system which will try like crazy to keep you alive even in situations like this, have filed DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders.
"grave" doubts? you must be joking!
"Any good arguments AGAINST assisted suicide?"
None that I can think of. When will you be needing help? :D
I knew I'd be opening up a bandora's pox.
Assisted or not, I don't have a problem with anyone choosing to quit this life. Should you need help, you could arrange for me a return ticket, I will not disappoint you :-P
Can I help? I will hold his hand and say encouraging mystical sounding words. :)
Can we burn some incense?
I like sandalwood.
Incense is a good idea, do you have matches?
No, but I got two sticks. :)
No. We have no say in the matter if someone wants to die but is unable to administer their own death. It is utter discrimination against those who are unable to commit suicide that they must live and suffer while those who can buy pills and swallow them can end their misery whenever they want. My only concern is for the person who passes them the tool of death and that they be emotionally prepared for what they are going to do and be realistically able to deal with it afterwards.
...and sheltered from unintended legal consequences of assisting.
Yes...and that too!