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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 Pinkie View Post
    I'd never ask someone who loved me. Seems like a terrible memory to leave them with.
    I held my father's hand while he died. If there was anything I could have done to ease his passing, I'd have done so without a moment's hesitation.

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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.
    Well, if the whole point of killing yourself was to avoid a much more painful death down the road (say from cancer or something), then if whoever is doing it screws something up and makes it very painful for you, I'd consider that botched.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I'd never ask someone who loved me. Seems like a terrible memory to leave them with.
    I held my father's hand while he died. If there was anything I could have done to ease his passing, I'd have done so without a moment's hesitation.
    I understand both your points. I could never ask someone close to me to do it, but I also understand wanting to be there for someone close to me, if that makes sense. Now, even though I wouldn't ask, it would be of great comfort to me if someone did stay with me and "help" or just comfort me emotionally.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    I would support allowing people access to euthanasia if they had a terminal illness and were in a lot of pain, or if they were going to spend the next 25+ years in prison. But the person would have to be of sound mind to make that decision for themselves, and I think I would want a judge to sign off on it to ensure that there was no coercion involved.
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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    What about the coercion involved in forcing them to survive?

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    What about the coercion involved in forcing them to survive?
    Seriously. How cruel is that? We have the common decency to kill a horse when it's mortally wounded. Why can't we permit this for humans?

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Seriously. How cruel is that? We have the common decency to kill a horse when it's mortally wounded. Why can't we permit this for humans?
    This is a valid concern, Eagle, but so is Kandahar's.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Well, if the whole point of killing yourself was to avoid a much more painful death down the road (say from cancer or something), then if whoever is doing it screws something up and makes it very painful for you, I'd consider that botched.
    Well, we can't ask the dead what dying was like, but I'm sure there're a few vets who have failed at euthanasia the first time and had to reapply. My guess is, there's very little pain involved....certainly nothing on the scale of taking months to die in agony.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    I held my father's hand while he died. If there was anything I could have done to ease his passing, I'd have done so without a moment's hesitation.
    I'd love this, but if I don't get because my kid isn't up to it, I'd never dream of pressuring her about it.

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    Re: Euthanasia for the use of humans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    This is a valid concern, Eagle, but so is Kandahar's.
    True. It would be important that the person intending to die isn't tricked into it, and that the person really is, "mortally wounded."

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