Death is inevitable. The way we live and die is not. By the law of human nature we have two choices. We can reach out to the limits of our capacities, to others  and to God. Or we can contaminate this ideal reaction to the void in one of two ways. We can to some extent either try to fill the void or give up.

The consequence of giving up is passive self-destruction. The consequence of trying to fill the void is active self-destruction in a mess of conflict, division, inequity, hopelessness and all other unpleasant aspects of our existence. The consequence of reaching out to the limits of our capacities, to others and to God is self-realization in a medium of peace, unity, connection, equity, hope and all other pleasant aspects of life it is possible to experience. 

Given our life circumstances there can be no disputing we are predominantly trying to fill the void and therefore are assisting in the suicide of humanity. We should  be convicted of contaminating the ideal. With our record we do not have the moral authority to  judge the few who assist those of us who wish to leave life on our terms. I am not talking about giving up. Though it is easy to understand why so many of us do, contaminating the ideal by giving up is also against the "law". 

However, even if we eliminate these two crimes against humanity, death in the "ideal" life is still inevitable and it should not be a crime to leave it the way we want to when our end is near. When our capacities are diminished and our vital energy is almost exhausted, we should be able to reach out to another for assistance in reaching out to God in life one last time. (see poem)