Everything I have read shows the opposite, especially when specific restrictions are laid out. There aren't many people who would want to be in Terry Schiavo's place right now, and I can't see them denying that to someone else.I think a vast majority of Americans are opposed to, or very aprehensive, at enacting euthanasia laws in this country for various reasons...
I would disagree with that. Take a look at this survey from the NE Journal of Medicine:And this may sound silly, but I sometimes feel that our medical profession has at times lost the "humane" aspect that is to guide that profession.
"Eleven percent of the physicians said that under current legal constraints, there were circumstances in which they would be willing to hasten a patient's death by prescribing medication, and 7 percent said that they would provide a lethal injection; 36 percent and 24 percent, respectively, said that they would do so if it were legal."
It seems that we want someone to do this to us in these situations, but it's tough finding someone to do it.
I realize this is a little different than the Schiavo case, but it's still worth noting.