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

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    Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    In response to the conversation in the Law and Order forum;
    Do you believe that the state should allow people to kill themselves if they wish to?

    And another question, if one of your closest friends was about to commit suicide, would you stop him/her from doing so?
    Last edited by Apocalypse; 07-24-09 at 04:18 PM.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    I know this is incredibly vague but I think someone (close to them but if they cant find anyone a therapist) should talk to them and then unfortunately if they want to then let them. I know I'm going to get heat but if they are consistently unhappy and hate their life for years then wouldn't it be selfish to keep them around just for you.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    I think my answer to the first question applies to the second question as well.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    we should make the punishment death.

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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    In response to the conversation in the Law and Order forum;
    Do you believe that the state should allow people to kill themselves if they wish to?
    Yes, it is thier life. If they want to end it, it's up to them, not the state.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    And another question, if one of your closest friend was about to commit suicide, would you stop him?
    The question is really, would I try to stop them. Of course I would, out of concern. But he should still have the legal right to end his/her life.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shep Dawg View Post
    The question is really, would I try to stop them. Of course I would, out of concern. But he should still have the legal right to end his/her life.
    Just to get it straight, by attempting to stop him/her you would be violating his/her right to end his/her life.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Yes, the state should allow people to kill themselves. I've never heard one single valid argument why it shouldn't.

    And of course I'd try to talk a loved one out of killing themselves. I'd probably even try to physically stop them from doing so. I might even try to stop a stranger from jumping off a bridge. My actions would be based on personal feelings, though. Just because I think that life is worth living even when the going gets really tough doesn't mean I want this to be made into law. This of course does not apply to terminally ill people. I'm all for euthanasia and would support a loved one in this decision, as I would expect them to support me in the same situation.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Only in the case of a terminal disease.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Just to get it straight, by attempting to stop him/her you would be violating his/her right to end his/her life.
    Correct?
    No. The right is only "violated" if the state prohibits it.
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    Re: Should a person be allowed to commit suicide?

    No. Absolutely not. I'm shocked the question was even asked.

    People dealing with suicidal ideations are not in any fit state to make decisions like that. Help and support should be offered to such people, not a blanket approval of their needless death. The UK requires that anyone who poses a danger to themselves or others be Sectioned underthe Mental Health Act for treatment, and I support this completely. I do, on the other hand, support euthanasia, but there's a difference between deciding to end your life with dignity before a terminal illness ends it for you, and deciding to take your life based on depression and problems that can be dealt with.
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