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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yes. You can get cornea transplants for your eyes and can get hearing implants for your ears.

    Good as new.

    They can fix just about anyone these days.

    Hell there is this one paralyzed dude who has a computer input hooked to his brain and he can control a mouse courser with his brain and I saw that several years ago.
    apparently the conditions these 2 men had were NOT fixable...
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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    I don't see anything wrong with it, but it's always hard to hear stories like this.



















    (I know, I know, I'm sorry that's terrible)

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    I am torn

    I think people should have the right to end their suffering, but am also concerned that many will choose to do so for inappropriate reasons such as depression, family pressure, cultural memes, etc
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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Am I missing something? The brothers were deaf, and going blind...As far as I know, not terminal, not in pain, nothing to suggest that they were anything other than disabled.....So is that the take now, the disabled are useless to society, so they should just check out? What the hell?
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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Am I missing something? The brothers were deaf, and going blind...As far as I know, not terminal, not in pain, nothing to suggest that they were anything other than disabled.....So is that the take now, the disabled are useless to society, so they should just check out? What the hell?
    Imagine the 100% isolation. Imagine the feeling of being completely helpless. For the rest or your life.

    If they are of sound mind, why can't they make an honest and intelligent choice to end their existence while they can still have some level of control over things?

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Imagine the 100% isolation. Imagine the feeling of being completely helpless. For the rest or your life.

    If they are of sound mind, why can't they make an honest and intelligent choice to end their existence while they can still have some level of control over things?

    Sorry, although I have compassion for their plight, and can not imagine even slightly what they would have gone through, I still don't think it is right to allow them to just give up and check out.
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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Sorry, although I have compassion for their plight, and can not imagine even slightly what they would have gone through, I still don't think it is right to allow them to just give up and check out.

    Why not? If it's 100% their choice, and they've made it clear that it's not just a knee-jerk reaction to a difficult prognosis, why can't they make that decision?

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why not? If it's 100% their choice, and they've made it clear that it's not just a knee-jerk reaction to a difficult prognosis, why can't they make that decision?
    Because we still value life in society....Now I guess you can make all the emotion based arguments you care to, but I don't agree.
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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

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    Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized - Yahoo! News




    Thoughts?

    Should this kind of thing be "allowed" by a modern, intelligent, and caring society?
    to answer your questions yes of course

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why not? If it's 100% their choice, and they've made it clear that it's not just a knee-jerk reaction to a difficult prognosis, why can't they make that decision?
    Because being blind and deaf need not mean being 100% isolated. I would prefer some effort be made to relieve their suffering before hitting them with the needle.
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