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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Here is a recent article about this.

    Paralyzed man weeps as high court denies his right-to-die | Fox News

    So the question for the poll I am asking.

    Does a person have the right to die?
    It's their life, they can do with it what they want.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Who said anything about it being easy or forgettable?
    Well, when you say things like "I'd do it in a second;" I'm just saying unless you have been in that situation before, you really don't know if you could, and that it might be a LOT harder than you think and could have long-term mental/emotional consequences, and that could be the case with a family member of your's if they did that for you. I'm certainly not trying to be insulting.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, when you say things like "I'd do it in a second;" I'm just saying unless you have been in that situation before, you really don't know if you could, and that it might be a LOT harder than you think and could have long-term mental/emotional consequences, and that could be the case with a family member of your's if they did that for you. I'm certainly not trying to be insulting.
    Yes, I would do it in a second because I know it's necessary. Making rational decisions without resorting to being overly-emotional is the sign of a mature individual. Do what you need to do, when you need to do it.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Yes, I would do it in a second because I know it's necessary. Making rational decisions without resorting to being overly-emotional is the sign of a mature individual. Do what you need to do, when you need to do it.
    Everyone thinks that.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Everyone thinks that.
    But apparently, you think you know better. Go figure.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But apparently, you think you know better. Go figure.
    I have some experience in death. Not in assisted suicide though.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    As a libertarian, I value personal responsibility above many other things. Euthanasia is asking someone else to kill you. I personally think it's more responsible to do it yourself, rather than insisting someone else take on your own responsibility.
    Some people are so sick or disabled they aren't capable of doing it themselves. It's well and good to say that as an able-bodied person, but how would a quad pull it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    It would be much harder to kill your wife, child, husband, etc., than it would be to kill your cat. Not that you don't love your cat.
    Maybe. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't do it. It's not as though people don't do it every day. People do kill their loved ones out of mercy or request, and in my eyes, they are very strong and loving people.

    Yes, it would be hard. Yes, it would probably stick with me forever. That does not mean it isn't the right thing to do.

    I certainly don't want to watch my cat die in my arms. But she deserves to, if it gets to that point. It's not about me. And it wouldn't be about me if we were talking about my family, or my friends, or my partner. It's not about me. It's about them, and their dignity.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I have some experience in death. Not in assisted suicide though.
    I've got plenty of experience with death, including being on the brink of it. And virtually nobody has any experience in assisted suicide, it's illegal.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I certainly don't want to watch my cat die in my arms. But she deserves to, if it gets to that point. It's not about me. And it wouldn't be about me if we were talking about my family, or my friends, or my partner. It's not about me. It's about them, and their dignity.
    I've been there, had a cat die in my arms of acute renal failure while waiting for a vet appointment. Not fun.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Maybe. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't do it. It's not as though people don't do it every day. People do kill their loved ones out of mercy or request, and in my eyes, they are very strong and loving people.

    Yes, it would be hard. Yes, it would probably stick with me forever. That does not mean it isn't the right thing to do.
    And what if it was you who was ill (God forbid)? Would you ask your family member?

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