View Poll Results: Should the state allow people to commit suicide?

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Thread: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    I don't see how the legality of it is really a factor. They're dead... WTF you gonna do? Punish their corpse?

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I don't see how the legality of it is really a factor. They're dead... WTF you gonna do? Punish their corpse?
    unless you are unsuccessful...
    which could be another reason to end ones life

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    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    Where did I say that? I said that I wanted people to be able to utilise the treatments on offer for depression, which are numerous and varied. I don't belive any case of depression is inncurable, nor do I believe anyone should have to be in the position where they feel that all continued life will bring is pain. There are always new things to try to make life better.
    So would you rather a person be in a mental institute for a very long time being depressed and hate their life or would you let them take their life?

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    unless you are unsuccessful...
    which could be another reason to end ones life
    LOL exactly. Someone tries to off themselves, fails, it's illegal so what now? You lock them up? Give them even MORE reason to off themselves?

    I mean, none of it makes any sense at all to me.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    So would you rather a person be in a mental institute for a very long time being depressed and hate their life or would you let them take their life?
    how else does the medical community learn from teh condition and learn to treat/prevent it from happening in the future

    Imagine some mentally unstable SOBs who may be better off dead, actuallly providing insight and help for future sufferer's. Isn't medicine really about fixing people? i know some have perverted the Hippocratic oath to eliminate 'Do no Harm', but that seems to be the core principle of the role of a healer, regardless of degree

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Absolutely not, and they should be executed if they attempt it!

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    LOL exactly. Someone tries to off themselves, fails, it's illegal so what now? You lock them up? Give them even MORE reason to off themselves?

    I mean, none of it makes any sense at all to me.
    just like there is a lighter sentence for Attempted murder than actual murder
    so one is rewarded for being incompetent, where as the other is punished harsher for doing what (s)he set out to do. To me there is no difference, and it is a more important thing to reform

    results have no bearing on Intent: whether ones victim dies or not the intent was the same. Fry em all, that will help with the overpopulation

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Absolutely not, and they should be executed if they attempt it!
    adn here some of us thought you were banned
    yet you have temp suspended, while posting
    so who is this in support of????????
    since i only got thread banned last night, i am guessing it is not me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    When someone is not in their right mind, i find it incredibly hard to believe that they do a cost benefit analysis of whether failing and going to jail for attempting suicide is not worth the trouble. The legality of it is most likely the last thing on their mind when attempting suicide, let alone a deterrent.

    Someone who really wants to kill themselves will do it, and there is nothing anyone can affectingly do to stop them except for locking them up. That would probably make them want to kill themselves even more.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    When someone is not in their right mind, i find it incredibly hard to believe that they do a cost benefit analysis of whether failing and going to jail for attempting suicide is not worth the trouble. The legality of it is most likely the last thing on their mind when attempting suicide, let alone a deterrent.

    Someone who really wants to kill themselves will do it, and there is nothing anyone can affectingly do to stop them except for locking them up. That would probably make them want to kill themselves even more.
    clearly you did not read what i just posted on the previous page because it was too long

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    How the hell did you just tie in a retroactive reparative measure with a proactive preventative measure. Not even close to being the same thing.

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