CNN projected that voters in Washington approved a citizen initiative allowing adults with six months or less to live to request lethal medication prescribed by a physician. A physician is not required to comply, and anyone participating “in good faith” with the request would not risk criminal prosecution.
If you’ve only got six months, why would you want to get it over with now? Yeah, spending six more months with your family is probably a bad idea. Or maybe you don’t have a family, and then you’re basically worthless anyway. I wonder how many people will kill themselves and have autopsies done showing the doctor was wrong? Who defines “good faith”? Oh, and: how can anyone be sure six months is all that’s left?