“A well-performed operation is still malpractice (or even assault) if it is not done for valid medical reasons.”
One factor in the difference between the United States and Europe may be less accurate information in the United States.
In Spain, a criminal who shot four people and was, in turn, shot in the spine by police and paralyzed, was granted death by euthanasia.
If the patient resists, the killing is not supposed to take place. Right. As though the person would know what was happening.
Remember when we were told that assisted suicide would only be engaged in as part of an intimate and long-term physician/patient relationship?