The catalyst for this thread was the discussion that ensued over in the RIP Robin Williams thread. Anyways...............your thoughts on this?? Why is it illegal in most countries and in most states in the US? Is the illegality strictly based on religion? Why is it unethical to assist in this process, yet it's totally ethical to force someone to endure the pain and lack of dignity that happens in many end of life scenarios? Sounds totally backwards to me. Shouldn't the exact reverse hold true. Makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.