Assisted suicide is a term of semantics. The act of assisting one in their own death irregardless of sympathies or romance is the act of killing.
That being said I also understand the assumed right of an individual to choose life over death for themselves and soliciting assistance in cases they can not perform the necessary action to bring about their own death.
It is in fact as a matter of law not a right. By soliciting someone to assist with suicide, actually means in plain language asking someone to kill you, and that person agreeing to comply with your request, and killing you.
It is not victimless as the assistant in this case is guilty of murder, accepting in certain areas and certain acts. Again semantically we use the word euthanasia to allow for this act to occur in these certain areas and covering these certain acts.
As of 2009, some forms of euthanasia are legal in Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington the Autonomous Community of Andalusia (Spain), and Thailand.
· 1 decade ago