Subjectivity is very much in place her. Living can at times be more harmful for someone who is suffering a painful existence that no medical know how can alleviate. Thus in these cases, death - which leads to an end to pain - is far less harmful.
That's logic 101 try it out sometime.
What is new is the concept of accepting someone's choice to end their life and their choice to have someone assist them with it legally.Do you really think anything new is being talked about here? What exactly is new about the idea of helping someone else die?