Assisting with humane suicide for terminal patients. We consider it cruel and inhumane to keep an animal alive when it has no quality of life and is in pain. We let them go humanely and with dignity. Surely we can allow human beings to do the same if it is their wish, right?
Doctor assisted suicide provides a valuable life service and provides safeguards for those wishing to end their lives.
Allowing doctors to assist in suicide provides a means of oversight. By making the process legal, components such as counseling can become a part of the process. Moreover, a doctor’s assistance will ensure success, thus eliminating the fear of serious injury (without death), and a lack of suffering. For some people, especially those with chronic pain or terminal illnesses, suicide is a solution that is ethical in and of itself. Allowing doctors to assist in the process should be legalized.