Argument: The ill will feel pressure to seek euthanasia to avoid burdening family
"Two People, Two Deadly Diseases, Two Opponents United Against Assisted Suicide. A perspective from individuals with AIDS and Lou Gehrig's Disease". PRNewswire. May 14, 2007 - "The statements of two people with different deadly diseases that stand united against assisted suicide and AB 374. Walter Park, San Francisco: I strongly oppose assisted suicide legislation in California, including this year's AB 374. As a person with AIDS first diagnosed 22 years ago, and told by my doctor twelve years ago that I had 'one year' to live, this is an issue of utmost importance to me personally. I already feel the unspoken pressure not to "burden" my family with the costs of end of life care."