Dignity Debate 3: Considering Maynard's choice, do you think such decisions, within reason, should be a constitutional right?
Any reason is within reason
If I'm dying I'm not going to ask permission to do what is necessary.
Exactly what I was thinking.
No. If you are in constant pain or other distress, you act under duress. Spontaneous remission happens now and then, so don't give up hope. A doctor should keep the Hippocratic oath. No doctor-assisted murder.
What next, poison for the clinically depressed? And why is there no dignity if a whole team of physicians and the machines they use try to keep you alive?
So much for terminal: www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1349105/Told-terminal-cancer-little-weeks-live-miracle-survivors-club-proved-doctors-wrong.html
Yeah, that's why I posted this question because it's a fascinating debate. I have depression, so it did occur to me- we don't want to help mental illness/trauma related suicides...how do we find a balance? Can we even find one? Perplexing...
I forgot to include the article link connected to these polls!
Not very clear, sorry- by "within reason" I mean the decision to end one's life is fairly reasonable, for example, terminally ill and using a humane manner of assisted suicide.