I believe legalizing physician-assisted suicide could produce cases in the future, particularly between families, that don't agree on what choices are right. This would fall to a very small group of affected people and would be something that would need to be addressed. In the process of legalizing physician-assisted suicide, one would hope to answer questions, such as spousal privileges when selecting the option.
Proponents of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) contend that terminally ill people should have the right to end their suffering with a quick, dignified, and compassionate death. They argue that the right to die is protected by the same constitutional safeguards that guarantee such rights as marriage, procreation, and the refusal or termination of life-saving medical treatment.
In fact, women might be much more helped than endangered by this legalization of physician assisted suicide. There are many more women than men who live to an old age when they are incapacitated and would rather pass on instead of staying alive for no discernible reason. Other than that both men and women could be either helped or endangered depending upon the process of deciding.
Women tend to be the caregivers for parents, children and spouses, and would be less likely to be though of as requesting physician -assisted suicide. In addition, women generally have a higher tolerance for pain and deal with it with less complaints than men tend to do. It appears that it is more likely that legalizing assisted suicide won't change the fact that women are more easily put off, or dismissed in seeking end of life care than men.
No, I do not believe that legalizing physician-assisted suicide will endanger women. In my opinion a doctor legally helping with suicide has absolutely nothing do with endangering women. Legal suicide should be regulated and should at the recommendation of the patient and then the doctor. There should extenuating circumstances if this procedures is executing this and it should not be based on feeling or depression, but medical facts.
Legalizing physician-assisted suicide would not endanger women. Actually, this would not endanger anyone, it would just give terminally ill patients another option when they are out of options. I think it is wrong that we would allow our loved ones to lay and suffer if they choose not to do it.
Physician-assisted suicide shouldn't endanger anyone as each individual is responsible for determining their future. If someone wants to die with dignity instead of be ravished by some incurable disease, that is someone's right. Legalizing the practice won't set up "death camps" or the like--there will be standards and reviews in place just like any other new legislation on the books.