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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.
    We can give a cocktail of sedation medications that will cause a patient to fall into a deep peaceful sleep and eventually they will stop breathing (similar to an overdose of many narcotics). I think that might be the most ethical way. If their breathing does not stop we can use potassium to stop their hearts while they are in peaceful sedation.

    The issue is that healthcare professionals would be facilitating this. I wouldn't support allowing any kind of method that causes extreme suffering. Although I do think that the criteria for assisted suicide/euthanasia should be that a patient is terminally ill and that they are in sound mind when making the decision (not under the influence of any mind altering drug or suffering from a suicidal mental illness).
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Also, it has to be done humanely.
    IMO it could be done in any way that the person wants it done. IE it should be up to the person...not the public. It is kinda personal after all so I see no reason why privacy laws wouldn't apply.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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?
    Most prolly won't. But then I'm particularly harsh with people that attempt to commit suicide or has commited suicide. I have no respect for such people that want to take the chicken chit way out.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We can give a cocktail of sedation medications that will cause a patient to fall into a deep peaceful sleep and eventually they will stop breathing (similar to an overdose of many narcotics). I think that might be the most ethical way. If their breathing does not stop we can use potassium to stop their hearts while they are in peaceful sedation.

    The issue is that healthcare professionals would be facilitating this. I wouldn't support allowing any kind of method that causes extreme suffering. Although I do think that the criteria for assisted suicide/euthanasia should be that a patient is terminally ill and that they are in sound mind when making the decision (not under the influence of any mind altering drug or suffering from a suicidal mental illness).
    Okay, that cinches it. Digs, you are now my personal physician and when the time comes, I'm calling you! *hugs*

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Most prolly won't. But then I'm particularly harsh with people that attempt to commit suicide or has commited suicide. I have no respect for such people that want to take the chicken chit way out.
    This is how I USED to feel too. If someone who was close to you committed suicide, you would feel differently . . . trust me, especially when it is a child.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This is how I USED to feel too. If someone who was close to you committed suicide, you would feel differently . . . trust me, especially when it is a child.
    You mean like my cousin who I once played games with as a kid that just recently hung himself in the garage where his youngest found him hanging? Yeah, been there done that. I am pissed at him just as much as anyone else that ever committed suicide.

    Now I fully admit that I would be devestated if one of my kids did it. But I would also be pissed as hell at em for it also.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Wow - sorry - but I couldn't be on the jury who said 'nope - you must suffer more - you haven't suffered enough.'

    That's just heinously disgusting.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Wow - sorry - but I couldn't be on the jury who said 'nope - you must suffer more - you haven't suffered enough.'

    That's just heinously disgusting.
    Sorry I just gotta say it...that is one DANG FINE AVATAR you got there ...yes i'm a guy through and through lol
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry I just gotta say it...that is one DANG FINE AVATAR you got there ...yes i'm a guy through and through lol
    LOL - I thought so too and I'm not even gay
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Ive thought about this often...and it may be the older you get the closer the look you give it...personally, if I were so depressed from sickness and pain that I would want someone to end my life...to hell with the judge or anyone else...I got guns...and I wouldnt feel a thing and I can end my life on my terms and where I wanted too.

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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?
    Anyone who says no has not suffered the fatal illness of a loved one.

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