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Right To Die?
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Posted 1/28/07
Yes doctors are suppose to save lifes,but when their unable to do so & the patient it's under a vegetal state,might as well take away the patient's life to end their suffering...that's what most people would say.

I personally wouldn't do it,I would probably regret it afterwards,wondering if that person may have had a chance of recovering!!
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They are?
No they are to preserve the Quality of life. Quality before quantity.
But that aswell is a slippery slope, where does quality overthrow quantity?Vegetable State? Lost all feeling below eyes(Stephen Hawking)? lost an arm? Making doctors do it would inevitably be snowballing it into racial/human purity since who is to decide quality and quantity, there cannot be an absolute that applies to every person.
But think if you will, your entire family has passed away or they just forgot about you, your friends aswell, every day every bone in your body hurts, you cannot even chew your food, you spend your days in front of the TV with no communication to the outside world, and you don`t even have the strenght to pull the trigger, your constantly scared of the inevitable to the point where you actually want death to come and end your suffering before you reach the point where you cant even make it to the toilet in time.

What would you do?
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I think that Euthanasia should be illegal in the sence of killing the old and dissabled. but when it comes to people in a vegitative state it should be legal only if the person has signed a form saying that they would like to die if they get that way. No one else should have the right to say that the person should live or die. If the vegitative person has not signed a waver beforehand then they should live regardless of what people say.
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Ok then I would pee myself,stay there alone,without family or friends ( the only person I need is God )...waiting for Death to come get me....But I wouldn't kill myself,I think that's a coward thing to do.
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^i on a personal level agree that i could never (at the moment) ask to be killed or agree to letting a friend or relative be. However you have to consider other peoples problems. Personally I would prefer to discuss euthanasia with someone important to me than see them attempt suicide.
I would worry about people misusing euthanaisa in courts though.
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Posted 1/28/07
If they want to die, I figure, let them die. After all, why prolong their suffering?
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"Try and try until you die," eh? :P

I think euthanasia should be legal. Wanting it to remain illegal is like saying that suicide should also be illegal. If a person really wants to die and end their suffering, who are you to tell them not to? If you think that euthanasia and suicide is "playing God," you forcing these individuals to live would be the same, wouldn't you?
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Just thought I would point out that, here at least, suicide is illegal! I'm not sure about how they reinforce it but it's something that many people joke about. Perhaps someone doing law would know?
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Posted 11/15/07
right to die?
isnt that in our constitution?
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If you have a terminal illness and are suffering I think you should be able to choose Euthenasia. If your brain dead I think your family has the right to take you off life support. It should be the quality of life and not the quantity. I don't think it will ever be legal the best you can do is keep them as comfortable as possible. Just having someone at their side when in need can make a real difference.
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this is such a gp topic... if you are going to answer this then you'd have to consider why do you have a right to die? Why do you have a right to live then? Why do you have a right to yout life? Who bequeth you your life in the first place? If you can control your death then shouldn't you have the right to control other aspects of your life? Shouldn't you have the right then to become rich? To not be discriminated against? If you say that my life is mine hence I have the right to do what I want with it, the question of is your life really yours arises.
My religion dictates that people should not have a right to die
I feel that suicide should not be condoned as it is a selfish act
But if someone is on a life support system, and his life is artificially prolonged then I see no point in prolonging his aginy, but at the same thime, I recognized the sanctity of life.
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I hate the gov't and society in general trying to govern things that dont affect them and then making them laws. I say a person should have the right to end his life whenever he pleases. Its their life and society needs to respect that. A person's life is not like property were the gov't and/or society can just take over by eminent domain and decide over it.

If a person wants to be a vegetable on life support then be my guest they should have that right. But if another person doesnt or just doesnt want to live with a physical pain so great that i cant even understand because i am not him then he should be able to die if he wants to.
also, if a person has explicilty mentioned or witten that she prefers death and not be on life support in case she suffers an accident that puts her in that position then by all means let her die.

I have a few friends who have said to me that they never want to be on life support. For them brain dead is as good as death. I also agree with them is not just giving up but i am just not selfish enough to put my family and friends life and happiness on hold because they are hoping that i will wake up some day and if i am brain dead is very unlikely that i will wake up.

Even suicide, If a person who is not mentally ill. That has been to psychiatric therapy, counseling, on meds and everything. After years of treatment keeps wanting to die then they should be allowed to die. Why, have them suffer because of your beliefs and ideals. They after all YOURS not theirs. It is their life not yours and it doesn't really affect you or at least it certainly doesn't and will not pain you more than it pains them.
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Posted 11/15/07

Trinity_666 wrote:

I hate the gov't and society in general trying to govern things that dont affect them and then making them laws. I say a person should have the right to end his life whenever he pleases. Its their life and society needs to respect that. A person's life is not like property were the gov't and/or society can just take over by eminent domain and decide over it.

If a person wants to be a vegetable on life support then be my guest they should have that right. But if another person doesnt or just doesnt want to live with a physical pain so great that i cant even understand because i am not him then he should be able to die if he wants to.
also, if a person has explicilty mentioned or witten that she prefers death and not be on life support in case she suffers an accident that puts her in that position then by all means let her die.

I have a few friends who have said to me that they never want to be on life support. For them brain dead is as good as death. I also agree with them is not just giving up but i am just not selfish enough to put my family and friends life and happiness on hold because they are hoping that i will wake up some day and if i am brain dead is very unlikely that i will wake up.

Even suicide, If a person who is not mentally ill. That has been to psychiatric therapy, counseling, on meds and everything. After years of treatment keeps wanting to die then they should be allowed to die. Why, have them suffer because of your beliefs and ideals. They after all YOURS not theirs. It is their life not yours and it doesn't really affect you or at least it certainly doesn't and will not pain you more than it pains them.

I agree. Couldn't have explained it better if I tried.

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Posted 11/15/07
i dont agree with it either...
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Posted 11/15/07
No...Euthanasia in Hospital....but kill those criminal YES plsss.....those terms and that they are convicted of a worst crime.....
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