Read the comments as well as this excellent blog post against assisted suicide. Why do those who do not tolerate the stereotyping of people of color or women so easily and unthinkingly make and state judgments that the lives of people with disabilities and old people as not worthy of support? These people’s lives are already endangered, and legal assisted suicide will increase the danger. Remember, a large proportion of people who commit suicide under Oregon’s law cite fear of losing autonomy as the reason. Fear of losing autonomy can be translated into fear of needing care.