Ending your life because of debilitating physical pain and illness is compassionate.
Kevorkian turned people away when their mental capacity was in question.
The state should always be involved in euthanasia.The state should have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it...unless someone is assisting someone to die, then the state should make sure that the person granting this right is of sound mind and not under coercion.
I disagree. The mere fact you want to end your life is usually evidence of mental illness -- a test should be compassionate but thorough.But, if i want to commit suicide, I should not have to prove I am sane, since it is my life to end if I choose. The onus must be on the state to prove I am not sane - not the other way around.
The state has a moral obligation to protect you from harming yourself--when you are mentally ill. You are like a driver under the influence -- your perception of reality is skewed and your emotions heightened.In other words, people should not need to get approval from a shrink before they are legally allowed to snuff it.
They should be legally allowed to snuff it unless the state can prove they are not of sound mind.
It is totally ridiculous that so many people actually feel the state has the moral right to force me to stay alive whether I wish to or not.