So my biggest fear is suffering before I die. Whether it is from cancer or anything else but it's a very uncomforting feeling knowing I have no control over the event. I don't know how many people are aware of the death with dignity act but Oregon and Washington are the only states that have passed this so far. They have a website in which they explain the specifics but basically it gives the patient an option to take a prescription that is intended to kill the patient without pain or suffering. There are restrictions with this and some of them are you have to be of sound mind, have a terminal diagnosis and are expected to die within the following 6 months I believe. There may be a few more but why are these the only states that have this act? I believe this choice is up too the person/patient and should not be left up to anyone else. Including government, other peoples religious beliefs or people who do not believe this is right. We are more humane with animals, if they are sick and the owner does not want to pay for any surgeries/treatments, they can euthanize the animal so it does not suffer anymore. Why can't we do that for terminally ill people? Currently I am very healthy (relatively) and realize that this situation may happen for myself in the future. I would feel a lot better about the situation if this was an option. Maybe I would exercise this option, maybe not but knowing it's available is comforting. How do you feel about this? If you're for it or against it let me know why. Especially if you are against it, I am just curious on the reasons people would not want to have this option available.