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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Among other inalienable rights, we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life. Can someone cede such a fundamental right?
    That's an idiotic argument. If a meteor falls on your head and kills you, is reality violating your rights?
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's an idiotic argument. If a meteor falls on your head and kills you, is reality violating your rights?
    That's an idiotic analogy. It bears no resemblance whatsoever to my query.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    That's an idiotic analogy. It bears no resemblance whatsoever to my query.
    You are claiming it is a fundamental right. Apparently, every single person out there has said right violated because every single person out there dies.

    Some fundamental right.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    I chose yes, wish there was an "other" option. I don't believe in it as a Catholic and wouldn't chose it for myself but someone else's life is not mine to make decisions on, that said if it were to become a legal option as others have mentioned it should have very strict guidelines. I would be okay with very limited assisted suicide in the cases of terminal illness medically diagnosed only, suicidal depression or desire to commit suicide are just not enough. Under the very limited circumstances of excrutiating terminal illness it seems fair to state that quality of life isn't there and there is no medical hope so the end of life is pretty much a given, in that case there is no good argument against that personal choice. Paralysis as was also mentioned is on the borderline, but I lean against that heavily.
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    Yes! MY body and MY choice!
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    This subject comes up every few weeks, and the thread inevitably goes the same way every time. Most people with empathy and a conscience say, "Yes, of course people have the right to die if they wish." Then someone else posts sermons about "God giving life, and only God having the right to end it" which basically means if God wants you to writhe on the floor in agony for months on end for his pleasure, then that's exactly what you should do.

    Makes me crazy.

    People have the right to decide what to do with their own bodies, and when to end their own lives when suffering becomes unbearable.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    If they are terminally ill and in pain, then I think they should be able to end their lives. There are still ethical questions surrounding it though. How would they go about doing it and things like that.

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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?
    They have the right to die, but not necessarily the right to have someone kill them. Dying is not that difficult, taking a passive approach, it's just that many people don't have the fortitude to do it.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    If they are terminally ill and in pain, then I think they should be able to end their lives. There are still ethical questions surrounding it though. How would they go about doing it and things like that.
    IMO it should be allowed but you do raise a good question. How to go about it? Well we could insist that the person have 2 doctors consent AND 2 police officers willing to witness it.

    And yeah sure, let the ones that just want to commit suicide do it also. It's their body after all...however they get no assistance and must do it on their own.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    IMO it should be allowed but you do raise a good question. How to go about it? Well we could insist that the person have 2 doctors consent AND 2 police officers willing to witness it.

    And yeah sure, let the ones that just want to commit suicide do it also. It's their body after all...however they get no assistance and must do it on their own.
    Also, it has to be done humanely.

    I don't feel good about just letting ones who "just want to commit suicide" do it. I can't say that I could agree with that. Think of all the teens who commit suicide every year?

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