Studies from Oregon and Canada show that the request to die is overwhelmingly caused by such anguish.
Rather, existential anguish drives people to seek doctor-administered or prescribed termination.
The question I am often asked is, “Why?” Why force a doctor to participate in killing?
There are currently some conscience protections in the law, but they are under assault here and collapsing in other countries.
According to Oxford bioethicist Julian Savulescu, “This is a very important option to give people who have requested euthanasia.”