Argument: Laws against euthanasia are not intended to prolong suffering


International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Frequently Asked Questions,” August 9, 2006 – “Activists often claim that laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are government mandated suffering. But this claim would be similar to saying that laws against selling contaminated food are government mandated starvation.

Laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are in place to prevent abuse and to protect people from unscrupulous doctors and others. They are not, and never have been, intended to make anyone suffer.”[1]