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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This is a decision that would be put into writing well before the person lost their mind.
    That's all well and good, but what if this person has a change of heart and then considers life sacred?

    My father-in-law smoked for a long time. Then right before I married his daughter, he and his wife both decided to quit smoking. He hadn't smoked in 20 years, but the damage was already done. He also was on dialysis. In fact, for 15 years. When he got sick, the doctor told him he would need surgery on his lungs, but there was an 80% probability, considering the damage that had been done over the years from smoking, that the surgery wouldn't work. It was then that he made the decision to stop his dialysis. Of course, the family and all his friends tried to talk him out of it, but he was 80 years old, a WWII veteran, and had lived a good life. There was no convincing him. He eventually went to a hospice and died peacefully. Right before the kidneys took him out completely, they sedated him so that he didn't suffer. That was his decision, even though no one wanted him to carry through with it.
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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    That's all well and good, but what if this person has a change of heart and then considers life sacred?

    They change the paperwork.
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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    If someone wants to end their life, the government has no right in trying to stop that.

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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    A person shouldn't need a reason. It's their life.

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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    I wouldn't mind legal assisted suicide for permanent conditions (i.e. terminal illness). If you're going to die, you might as well do it peacefully.

    I am definitely, definitely against assisted suicide for depression cases. It is a permanent "solution" to a temporary problem, and pretty much all depressed people who are stopped by others from killing themselves are later glad that they didn't go through with it. I hate the idea of doctors being able to take advantage of someone's mental disorder, for profit nonetheless. And frankly, anyone who thinks that it's "their own business" ought to talk to the families of suicide victims. Not to mention the questionable mental state of anyone who seriously attempts suicide; most attempts, though, are just desperate cries for help and don't succeed.

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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    Well I don't have a issue with suicide as long as it is not state sponsored.

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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I wouldn't mind legal assisted suicide for permanent conditions (i.e. terminal illness). If you're going to die, you might as well do it peacefully.

    I am definitely, definitely against assisted suicide for depression cases. It is a permanent "solution" to a temporary problem, and pretty much all depressed people who are stopped by others from killing themselves are later glad that they didn't go through with it. I hate the idea of doctors being able to take advantage of someone's mental disorder, for profit nonetheless. And frankly, anyone who thinks that it's "their own business" ought to talk to the families of suicide victims. Not to mention the questionable mental state of anyone who seriously attempts suicide; most attempts, though, are just desperate cries for help and don't succeed.
    This, basically sums up my whole position.
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    I see my mother's life. I do not want to live it. It is a horrible disease. I would just want out.

    Your friend never lost his mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    If your brain had left the building, how would you know that you wanted out of this life? For that matter how would you even know you were in diapers?

    An overweight friend of mine had a stroke, once. He was recovering rather nicely when he slipped in the bathtub and broke both his legs. It was so bad for them, that his wife couldn't help him because of his immense weight. They eventually put him in a nursing home, just so he could receive therapy. Rather than try to lift him up to get him to a bathroom, they put diapers on him. He described to me how humiliating it was, but there was no other solution. For as long as I knew him, he had been fat. He passed away 5 years ago, but even in his debilitated condition, he never lost the will to live.

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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    I support men going out in really bad ass ways so they don't die a horrible painful death. For example: How to kill yourself like a man.

    Me personally, I want to jump out of a plane, and aim for my grave hole that way not only do I have a funeral, but the folks that came out get a show to, and hot wings and open bar also.
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    Re: Your views on euthanisia, assisted suicide, suicide and attempted suicide.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I support men going out in really bad ass ways so they don't die a horrible painful death. For example: How to kill yourself like a man.

    Me personally, I want to jump out of a plane, and aim for my grave hole that way not only do I have a funeral, but the folks that came out get a show to, and hot wings and open bar also.
    I wanna get cremated, and have my ashes shot out of a cannon so I can go out with a bang
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