Depends on the regulation put in place and circumstances
Aggressive violence against another human being is not peaceful.
Doctor assisted deaths are peaceful. The patient dies without suffering your alternative is that they suffer.
I'm sorry but who is the barbarian again?
There is a moral difference between inflicting lethal harm on someone and allowing them to die because that is their wish.
That line is very important. Palliation is mercy. Killing is something you can only justify in self-defense.
Last edited by JayDubya; 02-06-15 at 01:53 PM.
Again your alternative is one of suffering. Prolonged suffering.Dying from lack of food alone can be more prolonged and uncomfortable than dying from dehydration. If a person stops eating and drinking, death may come as early as a few days but more commonly one to three weeks. If the patient continues to drink, the process may take even longer.
So you are ok with someone helping with alleviating the pain associated with suicide just not ok with someone, a professional, just out right doing it for the said individuals. I'm not understanding where your line is drawn.
What is aggressive about stopping someone's painful demise and giving them peace?Aggressive violence against another human being is not peaceful.