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Thread: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    I have the freedom to leave this life whenever I want. This is an inalienable right that no one can ever take away from me. The aspect that concerns me the most is the "assisted" side of things. People should not be punished for helping a fully self-aware person to die.

    This might sound jaded but I see suicide and euthanasia laws as the State controlling its assets: people. Imagine if people had the empowered impetus to die if they wanted to? The State even tries to control your means of death.

    If I really want to die then the State is not going to get a say in whether or not that is going to happen.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I have the freedom to leave this life whenever I want. This is an inalienable right that no one can ever take away from me. The aspect that concerns me the most is the "assisted" side of things. People should not be punished for helping a fully self-aware person to die.

    This might sound jaded but I see suicide and euthanasia laws as the State controlling its assets: people. Imagine if people had the empowered impetus to die if they wanted to? The State even tries to control your means of death.

    If I really want to die then the State is not going to get a say in whether or not that is going to happen.
    Suicide is, in my opinion a completely immoral thing to do, but yes the state can't really stop you. I just don't think suicide should be state-sanctioned. I don't think Euthanasia where some one is terminally ill can be classified as "suicide" though, because they are going to die anyways. In that case, it may just be a logical choice, who knows until you have to make that decision?

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Yes, we should have the right to control when/where/if we die if that is our choice.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I have the freedom to leave this life whenever I want. This is an inalienable right that no one can ever take away from me. The aspect that concerns me the most is the "assisted" side of things. People should not be punished for helping a fully self-aware person to die.

    This might sound jaded but I see suicide and euthanasia laws as the State controlling its assets: people. Imagine if people had the empowered impetus to die if they wanted to? The State even tries to control your means of death.

    If I really want to die then the State is not going to get a say in whether or not that is going to happen.

    There ya go, thats what makes the entire argument kind of moot...anyone can end their life at the time of their choosing basically....the only question is should the law allow them to be assisted in achieving their goal.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Anyone should be allowed to die in a manner of their own choosing. Suicide is an honorable death for those who can no longer live honorably. It is the most sacred human right, above even the right to bear arms, and to interfere in it is both grave tyranny and unforgivable insult. If a person is capable of expressing their wish to die in a clear fashion, then the person of their choosing should be allowed to kill them without fear of legal penalty. If a person isn't capable of expressing their wishes in a clear fashion, and three doctors confirm that there's little hope of recovery, it should be up to the family and their willingness to pay for continued life support.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    There ya go, thats what makes the entire argument kind of moot...anyone can end their life at the time of their choosing basically....the only question is should the law allow them to be assisted in achieving their goal.
    Few of the situations in which I personally would be comfy with suicide require any assistance at all, beyond access to the veterinary drug I mentioned. When a person cannot swallow and simply withholding heroic measures won't cause their death, THEN there needs to be some second person assisting.

    I can completely understand any medical person who wouldn't ever want to perform such a task. But I don't see why it would have to be someone medically trained. T'aint as if there's going to be any risk of malpractice.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    I voted 'yes, though I would have preferred a 'yes, but...' option.

    In a general concept, I support a person choosing euthanasia. I do believe there should be some safeguards, though I haven't fully thought out exactly what all of them should be. For one, I would want to make sure that greedy family members aren't pushing a person to choose it with the underlying motive of inheritance and/or life insurance money. (Maybe life insurance should be forfeited if euthanasia is chosen)

    I like the idea of allowing LWOP prisoners to choose it, as was mentioned above.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    The "Right to Die" should be considered an inalienable right.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    But I don't see why it would have to be someone medically trained. T'aint as if there's going to be any risk of malpractice.
    I'd want the person doing it to have at least a little basic medical knowledge. Enough to not botch the procedure.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'd want the person doing it to have at least a little basic medical knowledge. Enough to not botch the procedure.
    Fair enough....but I'd imagine one hour of instruction would suffice.

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