Your wife /husband is terminally ill , and is in constant and permanent pain and agony. S/he could live for a number of years with the illness. Finally, one day, they decide that they really want to die. However, his/her condition is such that they cannot die on their own. S/he is begging and pleading with you to help him/her to commit suicide. This would, of course, be illegal.
What would you do?
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I think it is terrible that assisted suicide is illegal in a lot of places - If I felt that all the possibilities were explored and they still wanted to do it, I would support it - I would investigate the possibility of going to a country where I believe it is legal - I maybe wrong but I believe that it is legal in Switzerland and The Netherlands - There was a case in Ireland that has heightened the focus on the issue and there are moves by some politicians to introduce "Right to Die" legislation.
It falls into the moral quagmire that it must strictly controlled though with medical and psychiatric approval to prevent any abuse of system such as ageism or discrimination against handicapped people.2