Is this kind of thing right or wrong? Some may see it as empowering, dying “his own way,” as the media continually put it.
A lot of people are cheering the law enacted recently, which permits terminally ill people access to experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA.
If this keeps up, there will be a social expectation created that suicide is the right and proper way out — and not just for those with terminal illnesses.
My mother died of Alzheimer’s in my home last year. My uncle died of it several years ago. Believe me, I know what Alzheimer’s is like.
Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable.