'Assisted suicide is contagious', opine Medico legal experts
Euthanasia would be for people who are 'terminally ill' but how is it possible to decide the expectancy of life, I wonder, said Ashish Tiwari, physician and medico-legal expert. "Euthanasia can become a means of containing healthcare costs. However, it can be misused by healthcare providers. Euthanasia can become non-voluntary because emotional and psychological pressures on such patients will increase and they will be inclined to opt for passive euthanasia. Legalising euthanasia and assisted suicide is contagious. Is suicide a legitimate answer to life's problems?"
Tiwari said that euthanasia is a rejection of the importance and value of human life. With euthanasia, no one's life is being saved instead life is only taken away, he added. "The right to live with dignity is more important than right to die with dignity."