Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"There are many good reasons to oppose assisted suicide. It transforms a healing profession into a killing profession. It encourages relatives to see a loved one's slow death as a problem to be solved, rather than a trial to be accepted. And as Emanuel noted in his 1997 essay, its 'beneficiaries' are far more likely to be suffering from psychological distress than unbearable physical pain.
But in the profligate, Promethean United States, it probably won't lead to rationing-by-euthanasia. It's just as likely to become one more 'intervention' that we insist every health insurance plan should cover - on our way, perhaps, to a rendezvous with fiscal suicide."
"A More Perfect Death," New York Times, Sep. 7, 2009