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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    Well, this is Part 2 of the story. This first part was shortly after Maynard was diagnosed in January, when doctors cut open her skull and surgically removed the cancerous portions of her brain. It obviously returned within a couple months. Outside of that, there were no other options for her. It was limited to euthanasia or painfully dying from the cancer consuming her brain from the inside out. I wouldn't even think to consider to think of the latter option as bravery. More along the lines to sheer horror.
    So to you bravery is the least painful option. Well that is one perspective on the meaning of the word I suppose.

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    It is commendable because she spared her family years of suffering watching her wither away. They can now remember her as young, beautiful, and strong.
    Se had less than a year to live, so your premise is flawed.

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Last year (I think) I watched a Dutch documentary called "nachtvlinder" (moth) about a young 25 year old woman who was suffering from the same genetic disease that killed her mother in a horrific way. Her mother had to endure great pain and loss of humanity/dignity in the end. Priscilla, the subject of the movie is already suffering from the onset of the disease and has a lot of pain and problems but is choosing to get out of dying horrendously by voluntarily ending her life.

    She celebrated her 25th birthday on the night before she ended her life, she had one last night of living how she had lived when she was a teenager, she lived her last day of living to the fullest and then ended her life before she got to the same point as her mother had gotten too.

    There is no need to end your life with no dignity if you have the choice to end it on your terms if your health is so poor that surviving is no longer an option.

    like i said, i just hate that some people have to do that, especially kids in their 20s. but if my pup was suffering horribly, i wouldn't make her go through that. i see no reason not to extend that same option to people.

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    like i said, i just hate that some people have to do that, especially kids in their 20s. but if my pup was suffering horribly, i wouldn't make her go through that. i see no reason not to extend that same option to people.
    When we euthanize a suffering dog than this is called humane but when a human wants the right to end their own life some people call that inhumane and degrading human value. Then I think what the hell? How on earth is that inhumane when someone wants to die on their own terms (within reason).

    I live in a country where euthanasia is available for all people, even youths who are old enough to make such decisions and even babies who are suffering horrendously.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Christian fear of death? I don't think so.
    Well, maybe not when it comes to bombing brown people. Otherwise they are extremely outspoken about people's choices to live or die.
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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Se had less than a year to live, so your premise is flawed.
    My bad, months not years. The point still stands.
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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Well, maybe not when it comes to bombing brown people. Otherwise they are extremely outspoken about people's choices to live or die.
    Bombing brown people? You really are silly.
    Outspoken and fear are two entirely different animals. Now you're getting confusing.

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Bombing brown people? You really are silly.
    Naw, its a legitimate point in Christian Right hypocrisy.


    Outspoken and fear are two entirely different animals.
    Not necessarily. One can be outspoken on their opposition to the right to choose death. And that position can be motivated by fear.
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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    Naw, its a legitimate point in Christian Right hypocrisy.




    Not necessarily. One can be outspoken on their opposition to the right to choose death. And that position can be motivated by fear.
    You seem to write your own scenario to prove your biased point.
    Feel free, no matter how wrong you are.

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    Re: Brittany Maynard, Death With Dignity Advocate, Dies At 29

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoist View Post
    My bad, months not years. The point still stands.
    That you are wrong? Yes that point still stands.

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