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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    It seems you have thought about this a lot?
    It's something that has been considered as a potential necessity for someone like me, RC.

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    It also seems more dignifying, to me at least.
    My mom refused to undergo dialysis for the rest of her life, which was one of the options presented to her by the physician after her kidneys shut down.. She requested the morphine drip, and all us kids were with her as she went to sleep. It didn't take long, it was her decision, and she said she was ready to greet my dad who was waiting for her. None of us could argue with her, since she was lucid and very much in control of her wits. She said goodbye to us, accepted our apologies for being rotten kids sometimes, and forgave us. It was very dignified, although heartbreaking for us to lose her. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized - Yahoo! News

    Thoughts?

    Should this kind of thing be "allowed" by a modern, intelligent, and caring society?
    Yes, absolutely.

    It is YOUR life. Not anyone else's. YOURS. You get to decide when and under what circumstances it will end, if it is at all possible to do so.

    And I think it's sick and cruel that most of the world criminalizes people for wanting to control their own deaths. We force people to die is long, suffering agony rather than allowing them to choose euthanasia and die with some dignity. A lot of the time, they even ASK for death -- and many doctors oblige, in secret, at tremendous personal risk.

    We give our animals more dignity than we give human beings. That's just sick.

    But really, I don't think anyone needs to justify it if they wish to die. It's their life.

    I think they should be subject to a brief psych crisis screening to rule out any treatable illness that can cause sudden psychosis, and then permitted to die either assisted or with effective and non-traumatic independent means.

    People don't choose their birth. At the very least, they should get to choose their death.

    We let people mark their bodies in various way, choose their lifestyle, choose abortion, choose all kinds of things, but not their death. And the reason we don't let them choose their death is because, ultimately, we think about the issue very selfishly. We think about in terms of how it might affect us, instead of in terms of how it might affect the person whose life it is.

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    Re: Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Deaf Twins Going Blind Euthanized - Yahoo! News




    Thoughts?

    Should this kind of thing be "allowed" by a modern, intelligent, and caring society?
    Absolutely. People should have the right to choose dying with dignity over suffering if it comes to that.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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