A careful examination of the evidence from those jurisdictions that have laws permitting either assisted suicide or euthanasia shows that at least ten categories of people would be at risk of wrongful deaths.
Some proponents of legalising assisted suicide or euthanasia admit that it is the case that wrongful deaths will occur.
Henry Marsh, a noted British neurosurgeon and champion of assisted suicide, famously said,
“Even if a few grannies are bullied into committing suicide, isn’t that a price worth paying so that all these other people can die with dignity?”
This is the question that anyone considering this issue needs to ask.
The proper test for a law permitting assisted suicide or euthanasia is the one that is usually applied to any proposal to reintroduce capital punishment:
“Can we craft a law that will ensure there will not be even one wrongful death?”
Both simple logic and the available evidence show that this is not possible.