Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Assisted dying is a huge ethical issue which provokes strong feelings. Advocates argue that it provides a way to relieve extreme pain, frees up medical funds to help other people and is the ultimate expression of the freedom of choice. The opponents of assisted suicide state that practice devalues human life, can become a means of health care cost containment and that the legalization of euthanasia can lead to the so called “slippery slope” effect, resulting eventually in non-voluntary or even involuntary euthanasia. Learn more about assisted suicide, its history and ideas behind it, as well as ethical problems in the following pages.