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Nagini October 22nd, 2014 10:14am

Dignity Debate 3: Considering Maynard's choice, do you think such decisions, within reason, should be a constitutional right?

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Ivyra Earth
10/22/14 6:36 pm

Any reason is within reason

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krayzewolf New Hampshire
10/22/14 12:51 pm

If I'm dying I'm not going to ask permission to do what is necessary.

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Nagini Las Vegas, NV
10/24/14 11:44 am

Exactly what I was thinking.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/22/14 4:52 am

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.

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/22/14 4:54 am

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?

Nagini Las Vegas, NV
10/24/14 11:47 am

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...

Nagini Las Vegas, NV
10/22/14 3:17 am

I forgot to include the article link connected to these polls!

www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/opinion/maynard-assisted-suicide-cancer-dignity/

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Nagini Las Vegas, NV
10/22/14 3:19 am

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.