In my line of work Dead Bodies is all I see...All right there are broader ideas at work, mainly what is owed between us as a society for our mutual illusions. Fourteen straight hours of staring at DB's, these are the things you think of. You ever done that? You look in their eyes, even in a picture, doesn't matter if they're dead or alive, you can still read them. You know what you see? They welcomed it... Not at first, but... Right there in the last instant. It's an unmistakable relief. See, cause they were afraid, and now they saw for the very first time how easy it was to just... Let go. Yeah They saw, in that last nanosecond, they saw... What they were. You, yourself, this whole big drama, it was never more than a jerry-rig of presumption and dumb will, and you could just let go. To finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight.
If you allow it for anyone, then there's no point, why can't they do it themselves? If someone else takes your life, even with your consent, that is murder by definition. If someone is too afraid to do so, then it proves they shouldn't do it.
I'm not trying to pick at the idea, only say there is no way to superimpose personal morality, just like we have now. That is, Society - "well the success rate for this cancer treatment is 40%. That's GOOD enough right?" Patient - "I don't want the treatment at all". This is a decision for individual (and family) not some set of laws or guideline.
@TBR Just because i think depression is still frequent in 18 year old's. Waiting a few more years would help flush out the drama young minds go through. If their still depressed up until 23 years of age, so be it.