Ancient Greeks and Romans tended to be for assisted suicide over prolonged agonizing death
Greeks and Romans
On January 23, 1906, the Ohio legislature introduced a euthanasia bill.
Jews and Christians have almost always been against hasting death. They believe that it violates gods authority over life
a French surgeon named Ambroise Paré who happened upon three gravely wounded soldiers. An uninjured soldier asked the surgeon if they would live, to which he responded they would not. The uninjured soldier proceeded to slit their throats.
When people were terminally ill and would hang themselves, friends or family would pull on their legs to hasten death.
Christians and Jews
The earliest American statute explicitly to outlaw assisting suicide is enacted in New York
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