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  • People have no right to die under any circumstance

    15 18.52%
  • Only terminally ill people have the right to die

    5 6.17%
  • People have the right to die, but healthcare professionals should not aid in the process

    11 13.58%
  • People have the right to die, and healthcare professionals should be allowed to assist suicide

    46 56.79%
  • Suicide attempts should not be a criminal offense

    26 32.10%
  • Suicide attempts should be illegal

    11 13.58%
  • other

    8 9.88%
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Thread: Right to die

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    Re: Right to die

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    It strongly depends on the circumstances, but nobody automatically has the right to die.

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    Re: Right to die

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
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    It strongly depends on the circumstances, but nobody automatically has the right to die.
    Why?

    Surely they have more of a right to die than someone else has to force them to live.

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    Re: Right to die

    I cannot see how anyone has more legal authority to control a person's life or body than that person. Moreso than a right to die, a person has a right to control their own life and their own body. That right is not subject to anyone's oversight until it comes into conflict with the rights of another. And no one has the right to force a person to continue living against their will.
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    Re: Right to die

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Why?

    Surely they have more of a right to die than someone else has to force them to live.
    Mainly because people may attempt suicide irrationally out of psychological disorders.

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    Re: Right to die

    I don't believe that suicide is/should be a criminally punishable offense, but I don't like the idea of assisted suicide in mainstream medicinal practices.

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    Re: Right to die

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    Mainly because people may attempt suicide irrationally out of psychological disorders.
    So this justifies denying people the right to agency in most cases?

    Even if they are mentally ill, the decision isn't always irrational. Some of them are basically living with an excruciating, untreatable disease.

    People have this really weird idea that most suicidal people just wake up one day and decide to kill themselves. That is so far from the truth you can't even see it on the horizon.

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    Re: Right to die

    If you want to go, don't be a coward and do it yourself.

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    Re: Right to die

    Making attempted suicide has no benefits unless it is suicide by cop or something destructive. It will not be a deterrent. If someone attempts suicide they should be admitted to a mental hospital.

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    Re: Right to die

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Do people have the right to die and take their own lives? Should healthcare professionals be allowed to aid patients in taking their lives in a painless and more dignified manner? Should we criminalize suicide or remove criminal status?

    What are you opinions on suicide/self-deliverance/right to die?
    People have the right to die, and healthcare professionals should be allowed to assist suicide.

    Because sometimes life isn't worth living, and when that happens we should let them go if that's what they want.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Right to die

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomp View Post
    Making attempted suicide has no benefits unless it is suicide by cop or something destructive. It will not be a deterrent. If someone attempts suicide they should be admitted to a mental hospital.
    Wrong.

    If someone has a mental illness they should be admitted to a mental hospital. And get medication for it that they can afford. And have their treatment done by a universal health care system.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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