-The patients' tremendous amounts of pain and suffering will end.
-The patients die knowing that it was their choice.
-The patients can die with dignity rather than a shell of their former selves.
-Health care costs can be reduced.
-The nurse or doctor can move onto another patient that has a chance at living instead of spending their time helping a terminally ill patient.
-Pain of the patient's family can be reduced.
-Vital organs can be saved and used to save other patients.
-Without physician assistance people may commit suicide in messy, horrifying, or tramatic ways.
-It would violate the doctor's hippocratic oath.
-It decreases the value of human life.
-It could open the floodgate to non-critical patient suicides and other abuses.
-Many religions believe that if you commit suicide you are sent straight to Hell. Therefore, it is harder for the famililes.
-Doctors and familis may be prompted to give up on recovery much too early
-Government and insurance companies may may put undue pressure on doctors to avoid heroic measures or recommend the PAS procedure.
-Doctors' could be given too much power