From the Kantian perspective, is assisted suicide morally commendable?  Why?

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From a Kantian perspective, suicide (and assisted suicide by extension) are violations of the universal moral law. While a single act does not determine morality according to Kant, the intent, motivating factors, and relation to universal morality are what determines the morality of an act. While the intent and motivating factors may be considered understandable, rational, and ethical, from a Kantian perspective, the implications for a universal moral law is what makes suicide and assisted suicide immoral.

For example, if a person is suffering greatly from a terminal illness, is of sound mind, and asks her physician to assist in the ending of her life, the intent and motivations may be permissible, but the universal moral implications would be too destructive to be acceptable. The universal implications would be that if one is suffering from the hardships of life, then that person is justified in taking his own life, and therefore, any person facing the hardships of life is justified in...

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