I actually find myself agreeing with Gordon Brown:
For let us be clear: death as an option and an entitlement, via whatever bureaucratic processes a change in the law might devise, would fundamentally change the way we think about mortality.The risk of pressures – however subtle – on the frail and the vulnerable, who may feel their existences burdensome to others, cannot ever be entirely excluded. And the inevitable erosion of trust in the caring professions – if they were in a position to end life – would be to lose something very precious.
Me? I want the law to stay where it is. Assisting a suicide (let alone euthanasia) is illegal. People do it they get investigated and tried. It\’s up to the jury, after the fact, to decide whether there was sufficient \”justification\” to make it a mercy killing rather than murder.