Assisted suiciders are running a scam. They assure a wary public that legalization is designed to be a rare event, only resorted to by the terminally ill when nothing else can be done to eliminate suffering.
Then, they push the normalization of assisted suicide with all their might and the millions in PR spending. (See Brittany Maynard and suicide parties.)
And all the while, they assure us that “strict guidelines” will prevent abuse.
That’s the honey to help the hemlock go down. In reality, the strict guidelines are ephemeral and even those are being abandoned as soon as politically feasible.
Case in point: Hawaii’s draft assisted suicide legalization bill, which continues the process of expanding the guidelines so as to make them fundamentally meaningless.