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Thread: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

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    Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    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?
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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?
    A person with a terminal illness and suffering because of it should have the right to decide when he dies.
    We do it for animals but humans are not worthy?

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    I consider the right to die as fundamental as the right to live.

    The state telling us that we can't die is as offensive as telling us we have to raise an unwanted child.

    Funny how both pro-life and anti-suicide are both on Right spectrum (mostly). What greater control can you put over a person than telling them when to live and when to die?
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    I think it is a human tragedy that people with terminal illnesses cannot "choose death." Maybe someday, I hope.

    A serial killer who kills 25 people can get out of this life easier than I can. Where is the justice in that??
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    we should at least have the right to not suffer that a pet has.

    the only sticking point i see is that we probably shouldn't extend that right to suicidally depressed young people. doctor assisted suicide is for the terminally ill. i'm not saying i wouldn't support it for some adults who have suffered through many years of ineffective treatments for some mental illnesses. i'm simply pointing out that we would have to plan for (technically adult) college kids who lose the love of their life and can't see past it. i've been there, and the motivation to end it all is very strong. on the other side, you realize what a terrible mistake it would have been.

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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Among other inalienable rights, we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life. Can someone cede such a fundamental right?
    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
    Among other inalienable rights, we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life. Can someone cede such a fundamental right?
    Cut past the sanctimonious bull and realize it is a person's choice..same thing applies to abortion and gay rights
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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?
    I think so, yes.
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    Re: Euthanasia and assisted suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Cut past the sanctimonious bull and realize it is a person's choice..same thing applies to abortion and gay rights
    Does your insult mean you can't answer the question? Insults usually mean a person is angry and doesn't have a good response.
    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 Fruityfact View Post
    Cut past the sanctimonious bull and realize it is a person's choice..same thing applies to abortion and gay rights
    this has nothing to do with abortion or gay rights.
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