There is a huge difference in letting someone bleed out because they will die in 30 seconds and putting a pillow over grandmas head because shes tired of you having to clean up her poop.
Is society was made of coral our world would be floral.
Last edited by Aderleth; 05-21-13 at 05:11 PM.
Actually, I didn't know that until a subsequent post. I've generally found Mr. F. to be pretty logical. I mistook this for edgy humor since I always viewed his a "Libertarinish" and thus amenable to personal choice.
I'm pro-death and proud of it. Death is final and should be applied very, very thoughtfully in situations where it is an option.
What I like about this legislation os that you can get the right tools for the job and because it is a process, you will leave less grief behind.
Think about those who desperately want to die but don't know how and don't want their insurance invalidated leaving their families to suffer. This is the right way for those people and I consider this to be true progress.
strawman at its finest. You can execute a DNR or Medical Directive today and never be put on life support "for weeks or months". They even make med alert bracelets for that. As a matter of public policy, euthanasia laws throw us so far down that slippery slope there will be no coming back. I only support death penalty in cases where I believe that the defendant is a clear danger to other inmates, guards, and/or the community if they escape; I only support abortion after the baby has a heartbeat when either the baby dies in the womb or the mother's life would be saved; and oppose euthanasia because it serves no purpose. If you think daughters are not going to talk dad into signing the form so they can schedule his death when its convenient for her or that doctors won't get patients to sign off because that is what renegade doctors think is best then you are kidding yourself. Kevorkian "assisted" people who were not even terminally ill or suffering any sort of pain whatsoever.
That reason, by itself, is nowhere near compelling enough to refuse to allow people agency over their own lives.
And yes, there are plenty of people who live helplessly for weeks or months in constant pain, in contexts in which a DNR is not going to help them. This website has several examples: Personal stories - Dignity in Dying
So I guess you've got to ask yourself, why are you against freedom of choice? You started your comments on this thread with a partisan statement, so now I'll include mine. I thought right-wingers were supposed to be all about personal freedom. But I guess sometimes it's about stepping in to substitute your judgment over the judgment of someone who's dying. Have I got that right? You can tell them when they're no longer allowed to chose how to live, or how to die? You know better than they do?