A number of other states are currently considering physician-assisted suicide bills.
We were also concerned that vulnerable people - the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed - would feel pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death. The right to die implies a duty to kill. First, they do not account for all of the terminally ill, so even if it is acknowledged that such people are incapable of agreeing to voluntary euthanasia that does not show that no one can ever voluntarily request help to die.
The second contends that euthanasia and pas, which originally would be regulated as a last-resort option in only very select situations, could, over time, become less of a last resort and be sought more quickly, even becoming a first choice in some cases.
A Moral Case for Voluntary Euthanasia One central ethical contention in support of voluntary euthanasia is that respect for persons demands respect for their autonomous choices as long as those choices do not result in harm to others.
Does it specify that a doctor can only approve 50 requests a year? Ina euthanasia society was established in the U.
The legislation passed through all the parliamentary stages early in