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Election Day! Legalize doctor-assisted-suicide?

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MaddoggMike
11/09/14 4:50 pm

wtf!!!! suicide is wrong and doctors shouldn't be able to do this, it's wrong and against our human nature

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9041 bellport
11/09/14 7:05 pm

in some cases the family can "pull the plug" with out consolting that person, is that not wrong? But if a person wanted to kill themselves on the hospital but doesn't know how your telling me they can't ask for help.

MaddoggMike
11/10/14 9:47 am

it's against my religion to have assisted suicide, because for one it's killing another person which is a Mortal Sin, that's why

emsies Seattle
11/09/14 1:19 am

Not for violent criminals, though. I believe that when you decide to take someone else's life, you lose the right to control your own.

gabigale Alaska
11/08/14 9:02 pm

I agree. If someone is in pain and suffering, it is inhumane to keep them suffering if that person no longer wants to suffer. There should be age limits and specific rules in order for no mistakes.

BLITS202
11/08/14 8:48 pm

This defiantly ( if legalized ) should have an age limit ( 35+ ). Anyone in there teens and 20+'s still have alot of time to turn things around. They should also review every patients reason. So that people having a bad day,dont make stupid decisions

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Pbs
11/08/14 7:28 pm

I think that it should be allowed as long as they have a good reason to die. And it can't be that they are depressed or just don't want to live anymore.

Chupie13
11/08/14 5:55 pm

You want to die you can pick how to die

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Genome Praise Poseidon
11/07/14 3:53 pm

Let people do what they want with their own lives! My god people this should not be a debate.

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heykvaz Northern Michigan
11/07/14 9:13 am

What one chooses to do with their life that has no effect on the life of another is NOT the government's or anyone else's business, and thus those entities have no say over what one chooses to do.

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unoekpoh Arizona
11/07/14 9:29 am

All of your comments are the truth. Peace and love brother.

MissSelfDstruct Oregon
11/07/14 4:01 am

Once again, this all comes down to personal choice. It's not your life that's being ended, so kindly take your nose out of someone else's business.

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bbob129
11/06/14 8:04 pm

Y'all people are sick! How could you just let someone kill themselves! I don't know whether this is for people with terminal illnesses or if they just don't want to live but I don't believe in taking your life on purpose no matter what.

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RandomSara
11/06/14 7:24 pm

To be honest, when I read this question I instantly thought of the book The Giver

duckiestduck
11/05/14 6:34 am

If your at a point where you can't physically function and your just in a bed crapping your pants all day I would want to die

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ColdSteel
11/04/14 10:09 pm

Why do they need a doctor to help them they should just sit in there garage with the windows rolled down on the car on and kill them selves its painless why do they need a doctor to help them

duckiestduck
11/05/14 6:34 am

Are you actually mentally retarded

cheeseontop FactsOverFeelings
11/04/14 8:10 pm

Only if they'd die from something anyway. Otherwise, no.

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TheAdvocate
11/04/14 7:50 pm

While I feel suicide is not the way to go, some people are weak and in great pain so it is cruel to force someone to suffer. Now I only support this if their is no hope for them to survive and are in unbearable pain.

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emilyl627
11/04/14 8:06 pm

Yes, there is specific criteria that has to be met...Wikipedia.

popoki1988 Oregon
11/04/14 6:50 pm

Physician assisted suicide is only available to terminal patients. Even then, there is criteria each patient gas to meet before the doctor will sign off on it. It isn't for just anybody.

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popoki1988 Oregon
11/04/14 6:50 pm

Damn ipad... Has not gas...

roundsquare round square
11/04/14 3:30 pm

Only for terminal patients.

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nnifer Alpha Quadrant
11/04/14 2:05 pm

My only concern: if suicide is an option for medical treatment, will this be the treatment of choice by the insurance companies.

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yepnope Maryland
11/04/14 7:59 pm

lol, that's actually a legit argument. those scumbag companies would do that for sure

Congressman Louisiana
11/04/14 8:23 pm

They would consider it an elective procedure most likely. And if it's gonna cost thousands of dollars just to die with dignity people are gonna continue the route of gunshots and wrist cuts.

aj1545 Cat Lady
11/04/14 1:56 pm

Yes, as well as anyone else who wants to die. It's the ultimate authority over your own body, no one else should decide whether you have to suffer or not. Quality of life can be a lot more important than quantity to some, we should respect that as

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aj1545 Cat Lady
11/04/14 1:57 pm

Each persons individual choice. It doesn't even make sense for suicide to be illegal anyway.

cowboy Here and There
11/04/14 12:52 pm

Terminally ill. Yes.

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TCPA Oklahoma
11/04/14 11:31 am

Terminally ill? Sure. Anything less than that -- absolutely not.

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michaealaa
11/04/14 11:07 am

Is this just for really sick people or?

ajtndfan
11/04/14 10:39 am

Personal choice issue. Not for government to choose for you.

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pd15
11/04/14 8:59 am

"I want small government, except for forcing my morals on others"

-Republicans

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lmurder MDK
11/04/14 8:21 am

Only if truly sick. Don't off yourself before the symptoms show up. That's giving up and you might just be strong enough to beat it.

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Congressman Louisiana
11/04/14 8:38 am

What if they won't beat it and don't want to go through the symptoms? Why should they be remembered in their final moments as suffering?

lmurder MDK
11/04/14 10:20 am

Well in the case of maynard she was still healthy and wasn't suffering life debilitating symptoms. One less mouth to feed.

UWHuskyFan2 Woodinville, WA
11/04/14 7:32 am

Yeah it's legal in WA state and would have prevented my great grandpa from shooting himself if it was legal sooner

commonsense America isnt racist
11/04/14 7:17 am

Wait!!! Democrats are FOR assisted suicide and republicans are against it?!?!

I thought they were both the same ???
: )

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michaealaa
11/04/14 11:09 am

Sigh, you already made this joke on another one of the election questions.

commonsense America isnt racist
11/04/14 12:13 pm

1. It's not a joke.
2. I've commented this same thing on all the election questions.

For some reason people think the two parties are similar. Turns out , they are no where near close to the same thing.

Congressman Louisiana
11/04/14 3:42 am

Why should a terminally ill person be forced to endure days or weeks of pain and suffering before their inevitable death? That's cruel. They have the right to die with dignity. This country will recognize it son enough. Religious asshats step aside.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/04/14 5:31 am

So breathing your cars exhaust gasses is too messy?

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/04/14 5:31 am

So breathing your cars exhaust gasses is too messy?

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/04/14 5:35 am

P.S. They killed my great grandfather just before his one hundredth birthday with too much sedative and he didn't want to die. They wrote it off as normal. You can get doctor assisted suicide today if you like.

Rotavele Alabama
11/04/14 5:50 am

That wasn't intentional. If it was then she them.

typetype level 2 pretty
11/04/14 3:16 am

Ok fine. Y'all can have your doctor assisted suicide only if 1-800-Suicide by Gravediggaz is played after every appointment.

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Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
11/04/14 1:41 am

I'm not sure I'd call it "suicide." Like I don't blame 9/11 jumpers for being in a position where they were forced to "take their own life." IMO they were murdered just as much as the guys on the plane.

teemo
11/04/14 12:10 am

I work as a hospice nurse and I support physician assisted suicide. For some patients it would be better to let them go without the prolonged pain and suffering.

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teemo
11/04/14 12:11 am

It's hard to imagine when people don't see death in the home anymore. It used to be that family died at home and it was less taboo. Now most people are so separated from it they have no idea how it actually is

teemo
11/04/14 12:14 am

its not like the movies.There's no telling your family you love them as you take your last breath. I see a lot of cancer patients dying slowly, in pain. they lay in bed unresponsive for days from medication or else they are in agony.

kimberlyhope Florida
11/03/14 11:32 pm

If we can decide to put down our pets because they are suffering, and people call it humane and the right thing to do, then why the hell can't we make that decision for ourselves or our loved ones? Who wants to watch someone they love waste away and

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kimberlyhope Florida
11/03/14 11:34 pm

Everyday and not get any better? How is that noble? To just sit around and watch while someone suffers in pain?

madeit Houston Area
11/03/14 9:49 pm

Right after that, we can start eliminating all of the people who are a useless drain on society: the weak, feable, old, sick, disabled, mentally ill...it will not end. When we stop valuing human life in all its forms, we create a culture of death.

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TigerShark47 Missouri
11/03/14 10:06 pm

No one is forcing you to end your life. The people going through doctor-assisted suicide are doing it because they want to, not because they feel pressured by society.

madeit Houston Area
11/03/14 10:13 pm

It won't stay that way. People are already disposable, this is just another step on that path. People think freedom means license to do whatever they want, including ending their own lives. Truly, if we don't value human life, we value nothing.

Injectable Mojave Mo Problems
11/03/14 10:24 pm

That's a load of crap. We always have devalued human life. Everyone always has and everyone always will until there is no more misery in the world. Then the race to the top of the shit stick will end and all will be zen.

Ausrine
11/03/14 11:14 pm

My life, my choice. Whether I, or anyone else, wants to shoot up drugs, drink a lot of soda, smoke, or partake in assisted suicide, it's none of your business.

madeit Houston Area
11/04/14 5:57 am

Therein lies the problem. If you don't care about yourself enough to take care of yourself, if all life is a pointless rat race, then no wonder we have no problem slowly killing ourselves & one other. Each person's life is more valuable than that.

Ausrine
11/04/14 7:45 am

Once again: it's none of your business what other people do with their lives so long as they're not harming others. If I wanted to live in communist China I would.

Spiritof76 USA 1776
11/03/14 9:37 pm

Individuals should have the ability to determine their own fate. Government, please step aside...

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Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 9:24 pm

I just can't wait til history sees how idiotic and mislead the nation was. How vicious it was, and how easily it was enslaved. How hypocritical it was, and how profane it was.

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RINOTom Peoria, IL
11/03/14 9:15 pm

I guess who am I to judge them/say they shouldn't be able to?

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mrdudemanpants
11/03/14 9:04 pm

Kevorkian!

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huskermedic Cincinnati
11/03/14 8:59 pm

I don't support a law that will force MD's in to this. If a company or association wanted to take this fine. Like the one that helped the lady this past weekend. Give them the authority to stock the drugs and train people how to end one's life.

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idijdjfjdjjdosp
11/03/14 8:44 pm

Couldn't they just shoot themselves? No expensive medicine needed.

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teemo
11/04/14 12:15 am

Some people are so weak from illness in their last stages that they cannot find the resources or commit the act themselves

Br@ndon Your Soul
11/03/14 8:33 pm

It's the persons life. They should have the choice.

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brisket Illinois
11/03/14 8:28 pm

No moral person can support this.

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DeathSheep Michigan
11/03/14 8:33 pm

That's right, cause a moral person wants a person with a terminal illness to die a slow, painful death that legal things like morphine only take the edge off of.

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 9:38 pm

So you'd just rather murder people so they could just avoid "pain". Just "bitch out" when it gets tough.

FarmerManE djent
11/03/14 10:00 pm

It looks like I just did. I think it's unethical to let people suffer if they don't want to continue on

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 10:01 pm

Murder it is then. Real ethical. Hypocrites.

FarmerManE djent
11/03/14 10:06 pm

Some day you'll realize what I'm talking about. When it's you or a close loved one laying in a bed unable to move or speak but you can still think. And all you can think is I want this misery to end.

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 10:10 pm

No I won't. Because, probably unlike yourself, I believe that suffering is good for the soul. I don't fear pain. My soul is strong enough to deal.

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/03/14 10:13 pm

Have you ever watched someone close to you die? Have you seen them lose control of their bodies, and then their minds? Wishing that torture on a person you claim to 'love' is unethical.

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 10:15 pm

That's Gods plan. We can't just murder people and say "it's mercy". It's a crime; it is murder

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/03/14 10:20 pm

It is not a crime to take someone else's pain away.

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 10:24 pm

Expect it is, because it's murder.

DeathSheep Michigan
11/03/14 11:40 pm

You keep using that word, Murder. How is it murder. I might be able to see the "suicide" argument, but this murder argument?

Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
11/04/14 1:00 am

Fuck your God's plan.

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/04/14 6:00 am

Easy there T. I think God understands assisted-suicide.

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/04/14 6:40 am

Physician assisted suicide. Murder on part of the physician, suicide upon the person.

FarmerManE djent
11/04/14 6:51 am

There's no murder here. It's one person wanting to end it, and legally consenting to some assisting with the process. Most kevorkian machines allow the patient to push the button, all the dr has to do is hook it up: assistance

Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/04/14 6:54 am

Murder: to give aid in the process of suicide is still to help in the act of death. You murder the person by giving them the tools that they wouldn't have acquired otherwise.

Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
11/04/14 6:58 am

No you don't that's stupid. That's like saying I'm a murderer simply for giving you a gun so we can go hunting but before we go you accidentally shoot yourself in the face.

FarmerManE djent
11/04/14 7:03 am

Right. It's also like holding a store responsible for selling rope to some one that hung them selves. The decision was made by the person that died, not the one with the supplies

Liberty 4,032,064
11/03/14 8:25 pm

As long as all parties consent, no (legitimate) crime has been committed.

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Crusader Rome in 67AD
11/03/14 9:39 pm

Except murder. It's still murder regardless of consent.

thatguy2 We tried to warn you
11/03/14 8:24 pm

So far the majority of Republicans oppose legalizing gay marriage, marijuana, and doctor-assisted suicide. So Republicans, tell me more about this "freedom" you're always yammering on about.

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ThePhlegm The Lone Star State
11/03/14 8:23 pm

True freedom would mean being able to die with dignity on your own terms. Government get out of my hospital bed!

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mattsch12
11/03/14 8:35 pm

this is the thing, if the government didn't pass it then it would be considered murder. So as much as you want the government to stay out of it they couldnt

trollthepoll Pro Choice
11/03/14 8:23 pm

Fuck yeah I am for it!!

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
11/03/14 8:16 pm

Oppose. As I've said before, people support this only because the participation of a physician makes them feel better about their immoral or morally questionable choice.

Lance007 Libertas est super omnes
11/03/14 8:32 pm

What kind of doctor would you be if you just meekly stuck a needle in their arm? You'd talk to them, find out why they had fallen so low, and put it all in perspective for them.

mim formerly 97123
11/03/14 11:16 pm

Not everyone subscribes to your definition of morality so why should you pass judgment on others who choose to end their own suffering?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/03/14 8:02 pm

Did and done and done just right.

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