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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That is sick, 92% say "Yes".
    Many, myself included, see quality of life as important. When one can no longer enjoy life, must endure pain daily and has no real chance of "recovery", then why not allow the choice to "give up" and make a slightly earlier exit? All that are born will die, that fact is not going to change. Allowing those that make the decision to end their own life to not be considered "criminals" is not too much to ask. Medical care is very expensive and need not be wasted on those that face reality and come to understand that "surviving" a few days, weeks or months longer is not going to make a positive contribution to anyone else and simply wastes medical resources that could be put to better use.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That is sick, 92% say "Yes".
    While I never would choose that for myself, a free people, should be able to choose what to do with their own lives. period.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Schutzengel View Post
    While I never would choose that for myself, a free people, should be able to choose what to do with their own lives. period.
    The question is about euthanasia, which is someone else killing you. Choosing what to do with one's own life, is a different matter. Iow, I can choose to kill myself. The issue gets more complicated when you're asking someone else to kill you.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The question is about euthanasia, which is someone else killing you. Choosing what to do with one's own life, is a different matter. Iow, I can choose to kill myself. The issue gets more complicated when you're asking someone else to kill you.
    I don't think so. The core of the issue is "is suicide murder". If it is not, then someone assisting you in doing it is also not commiting murder.

    Euthanasia is a bit more complicated because how do you prove that it was the persons choice to have assistance committing suicide or whether it was the choice of the person doing it. That is a key difference. Killing someone without their consent is murder. Killing someone with their consent and stated desire is assisted suicide.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I don't think so. The core of the issue is "is suicide murder". If it is not, then someone assisting you in doing it is also not commiting murder.

    Euthanasia is a bit more complicated because how do you prove that it was the persons choice to have assistance committing suicide or whether it was the choice of the person doing it. That is a key difference. Killing someone without their consent is murder. Killing someone with their consent and stated desire is assisted suicide.
    Unless the person asking you to kill them has a mental illness. Most mental illness can easily be controlled with medications and therapy. The problem with people who are mentally ill is that they feel better, so they stop taking their meds, and then they end up psychotic with suicidal/homicidal ideation, auditory/visual hallucinations and paranoid delusions. It is a VERY fine line. I am against this for the mentally ill, unless their disease is incurable.

    I find this topic very interesting in relation to murderers and serial killers who obviously cannot be cured of their mental illness and have expressed a desire to have the death penalty applied.

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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?

    If a woman has the right to choose death for an unborn child, then an adult should be able to choose death for themself
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If a woman has the right to choose death for an unborn child, then an adult should be able to choose death for themself
    It does open up all kinds of cans of worms. I wish people would open their minds and look at ALL of the unintended consequences of things. There are ALWAYS unintended consequences. Always. If this were ever to be applied, it would have to be done with the utmost care, respect and humanity. It should NOT be acceptable for people to be offing themselves for any and all reasons whatsoever. It is really quite bothersome to me when people think we should just "allow" suicides to happen because someone wants to die. Some people do want to die . . . for a short time, and then they get over it and can live healthy productive lives. Sorry, just venting a little. LOL!

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo View Post
    That is sick, 92% say "Yes".
    No, what's sick is that *ANYONE* would say no.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    It's nonsensical to create anti-euthanasia laws. People who want to kill themselves, will do it and that's it. The most we can do is make easier and less painful for those already suffering to pass on to whatever they think comes after death. It's the only HUMANE thing to do.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's nonsensical to create anti-euthanasia laws. People who want to kill themselves, will do it and that's it. The most we can do is make easier and less painful for those already suffering to pass on to whatever they think comes after death. It's the only HUMANE thing to do.
    It's the end of the world as we know it. I agree 100% with Hatuey on an issue.
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