The notes here I agree with. God gives life and one would believe that God takes it away in His time. However, man also takes the life of someone who has committed a capital crime, like murder, in some states. If the Ten Commandments say, "Thou shalt not kill," then shouldn't this pertain to all situations?
I'm playing devil's advocate here—if it is a judgment call, a decision made by society to punish evil doers, then some people are saying it's acceptable to practice capital punishment. If someone is in terrible pain, the question remains, except that this is not punishment, but release. However, if one is following the dictates of Christianity, killing another is wrong, and in the Roman Catholic Church, suicide, even attempted, is a mortal sin.
How do we feel comfortable drawing lines that are solid and immovable in some cases, and as firm as Jell-O in others? I find that if a rule is going to be made, it must be consistent. In that this comes up against Christianity, I don't know that this will ever happen. For to be true to religious law, taking a life is murder. This is a tricky point around which people try to maneuver.