I have incredibly mixed feelings on the subject.
I can understand suffering so badly with little or no hope of pain relief that the final out may be a reasonable decision.
But with emotional pain we tend to prevent the individual from harming themselves and instead insist on treatment.
And what of the elderly? Often times they are not terribly suffering when they receive proper care, but they can easily feel tremendous guilt for, in their opinion, placing an undue burdon on their family.
What if the only reason the ill or elderly feels this way is due to constant discouragement from the family members that hope to inherit?
We have a right to life. Do we have a right to death?
Yes, except for when it's desired due to depression?
Is not suicide the peak extreme consequence of depression?
Do we have the right to impose life and death on another counter to how they feel?
What of relegious reasons? Consider, what was it called, Heaven's Gate? Those whom killed themselves in California because they believed that a properly timed death as a comet passed would ensure they would be able to ride the comet's tail to heaven.
What litmus test, if any, is to be applied to those that wish to exercise a death-right? Are they to be burried in sound-mind psychological tests and application paperwork that would instill depression into them if they aren't already depressed?
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To me the subject Right to Die and where to draw legal lines is as troubling and as much a no-clear-answer as the question of abortion restrictions.