Assisted suicide is presented by those who support it as a matter of autonomy and choice. But sometimes choice is an illusion. Vulnerable persons may be ever so gently steered in the direction of assisted suicide. It may also cause some to feel abandoned if they are asked to consider assisted suicide. The message received is that others think you would be better off dead. Even a patient asking a question about assisted suicide can have unforeseen consequences as related in the article below.
This piece was published by www.californiaagainstassistedsuicide.org/ . It highlights the experience of one family :
A few years ago, my brother, Wes Olfert, died in Washington State where assisted suicide is legal.
Additional information about assisted suicide in the United States is available at choiceillusion.org.