Assisted suicide is the common term for actions by which an individual helps another person voluntarily bring about their own death. "Assistance" may mean providing one with the means (drugs or equipment) to end their own lives, but may extend to other actions. The current waves of global public debate have been ongoing for decades, centering on legal, religious, and moral conceptions of "suicide" and a personal "right to death". Legally speaking, the practice may be legal, illegal, or undecided depending on the culture or jurisdiction.
In religious contexts, while a "suicide" is considered to be an offense made out of unknowing, confusion, or despair, assisted suicides are ostensibly actions made in faith, with no expectation of incurred sin or such that would bar transcendence to an afterlife. In certain religious denominations, particularly the Roman Catholic Church, suicides are considered a serious sin, and thus many Catholics oppose the practice of assisted suicide.
I watched a documentary last night on HBO about how in Oregon you have the right to choose when to end your life. I found it so caring and compassionate ! This is the law in Oregon and now Washington State that you can go to an end of life group that calls themselves"Compassion and Choices" and I think they get the prescription( I did not hear on this program how you actually get the medication to end your life ) but somehow you can get a prescription to get Nembutal and Seconal that you mix together … more