As I wrote before on this blog, why can't people who wish to "off" themselves just do it and not involve anyone else? This article shows that the push to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide is an attempt to justify that ideology. It has nothing to do with compassion for those who do not wish to live any longer.
Alex Schadenberg says:
“People usually do not commit suicide unless they feel abandoned and devalued by those who are closest to them,” he said. “Suicide is never a healthy response to any of life’s circumstances. People commit suicide when they have lost hope, when they have lost a sense of purpose, and especially when they experience rejection by those around them who ought to love and care for them.”
Death is the final moment of life. Let's have the guts to go through it rather than try to circumvent it by some means. How we die says so much about how we have lived.