Yes, suicide is a problem but we're not talking about people depressed over a divorce or the fact they're a gay teenager, etc. No one is suggesting making it easier for those people to kill themselves.
We're talking about rational end-of-life care decisions, about allowing people the dignity and freedom to say 'enough is enough' when they are suffering with terminal diseases, rather than having our retarded medical system continue to push futile treatments on them. Not to mention it would save billions of dollars.
As Tom said, that's palliative care/hospice.
I have a friend now who is 27. 0% survival rate in 5 yrs. They had seizures, 2 almost 4 months ago. Lost their license. Lost a 6 figure income due to too much time missed and is on FMLA which will become long term disability. They had a PhD and was featured as one of the country's leading young professionals in their field. For them to decide that it was time to end their life I would be VERY upset. And that is where I am on this.
Who the !@#$ am I to say what's right for her or not? But, at the same time until they are nearly vegetative - theyrs not. We watch The Bachelor together. They have something to contribute to society. They are' a great person. They make the lives of them around them better. But they have terrible migraines some times and can't function regularly.
But, also, like Tom I watched a family member go thru the same thing. He told my grandfather and I about it before his own family. My gramps died before him with pancreatic. He lasted a year and half roughly on it. His nephew had throat cancer. Even if he wanted to he couldn't eat or swallow. He had a wet sponge and IV pain killers. He lasted 4-5 days.