Last I checked, lots of people seem to be saying that people in general are bad for society if they require housing and meal assistance etc, why is it that the fighters who want to keep on living are considered sponges, and yet the ones who want to end it are told they don't have the right.
Damned if you do and damned if you don't, IMO.
Anyone who says this has nothing to do with abortion or gays is not thinking three dimensionally, IMO.
"When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a hurricane in another part of the world."
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
When it comes to ending your life, don't expect anyone to help you. Its wrong to even ask.
Just as you should have a savings account in case of emergency, you should have a suicide kit in case you need it. I suggest about 2,000 mg. of oxycodone. Take Prilosec first so you don't puke it up. Lets hope you never need it.
I'll do you one better...why is it that we focus in our media so much on the rights of the people on the picture on the left, and we never ever EVER hear discussion about the rights of the people in the picture on the right? The SSM debate seems crude and astonishingly selfish when there is so much genuine suffering going on in the world, as your picture rightly points out.
There are Christian missionaries by the thousands that work ceaselessly to alleviate the suffering of desperately poor children all over the world. The same people that are despised for their concern about the souls of their homosexual brothers and sisters.
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.
I believe a person should have the right to end their life on their own terms if they choose to. If they can find a medical professional willing to help them, then that should be legal too. If they are getting assistance from a doctor, there should be some requirements that they prove they are of sound mind first though
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It's no one's business but the individual's if they want to commit suicide or not.
The state should have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with it...unless someone is assisting someone to die, then the state should make sure that the person granting this right is of sound mind and not under coercion.
But, if i want to commit suicide, I should not have to prove I am sane, since it is my life to end if I choose. The onus must be on the state to prove I am not sane - not the other way around.
In other words, people should not need to get approval from a shrink before they are legally allowed to snuff it.
They should be legally allowed to snuff it unless the state can prove they are not of sound mind.
It is totally ridiculous that so many people actually feel the state has the moral right to force me to stay alive whether I wish to or not.