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Thread: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Do you support the idea of using Euthanasia on humans? If so in what circumstances.


    IMO, yes, euthanasia should be legalised to be used on humans. Many conservatives argue the right to life in abortion issues, so why not have a right to death. A cancer patient who has been slowly withering away for years on treatment, and has given up and wants to die. What gives anyone the authority to deny a person who his in extreme pain and suffering that has no hope of recovering the painless death they want? If I was guaranteed to be stuck in a hospital bed for the rest of my life, I would want to die.

    Not only would it be helping a person get away for pain, it would be saving money. If a person wanted to be euthanised instead of be hospitalised for months on end, it would save the government (in the US's case, insurance companies) thousands of dollar that would have been used to keep that person alive.

    Given people the right to be able to die painlessly than slowly of cancer or some other disease would be wonderful. Of course anything this drastic would still need regulations as to when you can be euthanised.
    I don't support Euthanasia, however here in Oregon we have the Death With Dignity Act which under the right circumstances a physician can prescribe a drug the patient must take without assistance that kill them. I support this. In order to receive the prescription two doctors must certify the patient has 6 months or less left to live.

    Oregon Revised Statute | Death with Dignity Act

    There is a similar law in the state of Washington that is modeled after the Oregon law.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If a Doctor says there is no hope and the patient in question will suffer through a painful ordeal then it should be up to the patient.
    It should be up to the patient regardless, they shouldn't have to justify their desire to die to anyone for any reason.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It should be up to the patient regardless, they shouldn't have to justify their desire to die to anyone for any reason.
    O c'mon, now. Everyone has had the blues; most teenagers have a goth period of some sort. We should stop people when we suspect their desire to suicide is likely to pass.

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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.
    What's to botch? Kill them. If they don't die, kill them again until you get it right. When the time comes, I would prefer that it come by the hand of friends instead of strangers.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    What's to botch? Kill them. If they don't die, kill them again until you get it right. When the time comes, I would prefer that it come by the hand of friends instead of strangers.
    I'd never ask someone who loved me. Seems like a terrible memory to leave them with.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    I like the idea of letting someone die with dignity. I think it's rather impertinent of government to believe it has a say in it.

    I don't see why government has to fund it. You should be able to look up a "Euthanasia Consultant" in the yellow pages and pay for it yourself.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It should be up to the patient regardless, they shouldn't have to justify their desire to die to anyone for any reason.
    I disagree, it's not that easy, we all have loved ones and other obligations that must be honored.


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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I disagree, it's not that easy, we all have loved ones and other obligations that must be honored.
    Why isn't it that easy? Why is it any of your business if someone else wants to off themselves? Since when did you control someone else's life?
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    In theory, people should be allowed to chose to die under certain circumstances, and certain people should be put to death under certain circumstances. As always, in practice it can get less clear.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It should be up to the patient regardless, they shouldn't have to justify their desire to die to anyone for any reason.
    Sometimes mental illness can cause people to have inappropriate desires which can include self-destruction. I don't think that an otherwise healthy young person should be "allowed" to end their life.
    I may be wrong.

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