Well, this was fun, wasn't it?
Okay, my opinion on this subject remains the same as it was when I did a paper on this for 12th grade law class.
I'm a believer in self-determination when it comes to the right to decide to end my own life, whether I am sick or not.
With regard to assisted suicide, I am okay with it under certain circumstances, for instance, if it is very clear that the ill person made the decision to end their life. I am a little less okay about the situation when it is not clear that that would be the patient's choice, and someone else has to make that decision. You would hope that the person that has to make the decision would truly understand the patient and have their best interests at heart, but that may not be the case. There may also be situations where a person may be tired of taking care of the person, or is worn out, or is over-estimating the pain the patient is in.
I think this is one of those cases where there is no right decision, only lots of opinions. In any case, whether you are the patient or the one that has to make the decision whether to end the patient's life, this is an agonizing situation for all concerned and I feel for all that have to go through this. My grandmother died of a stroke at the age of 100 at the beginning of the year, and she was in distress for a week. If we had this law in Canada, I'm not sure what my decision would have been, given that I didn't know how long she would go one in pain, but also knowing that she treasured life, even living in a nursing home that she hated for the last few years of that life.