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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Sure, let people with certain conditions and circumstances choose to die provided they pass a mental evaluation. Can only do it if they are of sound mind. And this should only be an option for people who are terminal and in a lot of constant pain.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No, but you missed the memo that I can't just do what I want with it. That's sorta' what the thread's about.
    Why not? It's your life. People can do most anything they want if they are willing to discipline themselves to do what is necessary to reach their goals or are willing to accept the consequences of their actions.

    I suffer from several conditions that cause me to live in constant pain, it has been over a decade since the last time I didn't have any pain. It's my life, if I choose to end it, it is my choice. If I make the choice to end my life and relieve the pain, I have to accept the consequences of what that action would do to others. If I was willing to accept those consequences, then there should be nothing preventing me from making the choice I want to make. I chose not to make that particular choice for several reasons, one is that I do not want to be responsible for causing pain to those who might care about me, but it is my choice. Some may argue that because it would cause others pain that they should also have a say in the choice, but I don't really accept that argument. Sure my death would cause them pain, but they would also know that I no longer have to suffer constantly, and that may offset the pain of my departure. Right now I don't chose to quit, that doesn't mean that at some time in the future as I deteriate and suffer more I won't chose to, but I don't think I will, it just isn't in my make up to do it. But I don't hold making that choice against those who do chose it, it's their life and their choice.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked Weasel View Post
    Sure, let people with certain conditions and circumstances choose to die provided they pass a mental evaluation. Can only do it if they are of sound mind. And this should only be an option for people who are terminal and in a lot of constant pain.
    Uh, how do you pass such a mental evaluation when wanting to cause harm to yourself, dying, is an automatic failure of a mental evaluation?

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Why not? It's your life. People can do most anything they want if they are willing to discipline themselves to do what is necessary to reach their goals or are willing to accept the consequences of their actions.

    I suffer from several conditions that cause me to live in constant pain, it has been over a decade since the last time I didn't have any pain. It's my life, if I choose to end it, it is my choice. If I make the choice to end my life and relieve the pain, I have to accept the consequences of what that action would do to others. If I was willing to accept those consequences, then there should be nothing preventing me from making the choice I want to make. I chose not to make that particular choice for several reasons, one is that I do not want to be responsible for causing pain to those who might care about me, but it is my choice. Some may argue that because it would cause others pain that they should also have a say in the choice, but I don't really accept that argument. Sure my death would cause them pain, but they would also know that I no longer have to suffer constantly, and that may offset the pain of my departure. Right now I don't chose to quit, that doesn't mean that at some time in the future as I deteriate and suffer more I won't chose to, but I don't think I will, it just isn't in my make up to do it. But I don't hold making that choice against those who do chose it, it's their life and their choice.
    I agree.

    And I am sorry that you are in pain.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Why not? It's your life. People can do most anything they want if they are willing to discipline themselves to do what is necessary to reach their goals or are willing to accept the consequences of their actions.

    I suffer from several conditions that cause me to live in constant pain, it has been over a decade since the last time I didn't have any pain. It's my life, if I choose to end it, it is my choice. If I make the choice to end my life and relieve the pain, I have to accept the consequences of what that action would do to others. If I was willing to accept those consequences, then there should be nothing preventing me from making the choice I want to make. I chose not to make that particular choice for several reasons, one is that I do not want to be responsible for causing pain to those who might care about me, but it is my choice. Some may argue that because it would cause others pain that they should also have a say in the choice, but I don't really accept that argument. Sure my death would cause them pain, but they would also know that I no longer have to suffer constantly, and that may offset the pain of my departure. Right now I don't chose to quit, that doesn't mean that at some time in the future as I deteriate and suffer more I won't chose to, but I don't think I will, it just isn't in my make up to do it. But I don't hold making that choice against those who do chose it, it's their life and their choice.
    Not to butt in, but I think she only means legally.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Not to butt in, but I think she only means legally.
    True, but I am also refering to legally. What justification is there for the government to take that choice away from an individual? None that I can see, but then, maybe my point of view is a bit slanted.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    True, but I am also refering to legally. What justification is there for the government to take that choice away from an individual? None that I can see, but then, maybe my point of view is a bit slanted.
    I think that nobody should be forced to suffer with a terminal disease and pain. I don't know why the government wouldn't allow it. Perhaps because of liability issues? I really don't know.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I agree.

    And I am sorry that you are in pain.
    Thank you, but there is no reason to feel sorry for my pain. It is the result of choices I made in life and a little genetic predisposition, but even that had to have a trigger. Ahhh, if we only knew the consequences of some of our choices and just how long life can be.

    Since one of my choices was to serve the people of my country and other of those choices arrose from that, the people of the country have been kind enough to provide me with medical care and financial means to sustain myself. If you are a tax payer in the US, then thank you.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    True, but I am also refering to legally. What justification is there for the government to take that choice away from an individual? None that I can see, but then, maybe my point of view is a bit slanted.
    Simple: Our governing body views itself to be a living god.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    That is sick, 92% say "Yes".
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