"The safeguards end the minute the prescription is written," she says.

Aside from the legal issues, religious beliefs also play a big part in opposition. Many groups oppose physician-assisted suicide because it's against their religion. 

"This is not for everybody. We do realize there are people that do not believe in this for religious beliefs, and I respect that. There are no issues over that," said Dr. Gary Blick, a Norwalk physician who specializes in treatment of patients with HIV and Aids in an AP report. "But there are those subsets of people that do not want to go through the suffering that they have to go through."