Election Day! Legalize doctor-assisted-suicide?
wtf!!!! suicide is wrong and doctors shouldn't be able to do this, it's wrong and against our human nature
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
You want to die you can pick how to die
Let people do what they want with their own lives! My god people this should not be a debate.
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.
All of your comments are the truth. Peace and love brother.
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.
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.
To be honest, when I read this question I instantly thought of the book The Giver
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
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
Are you actually mentally retarded
Only if they'd die from something anyway. Otherwise, no.
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.
Yes, there is specific criteria that has to be met...Wikipedia.
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.
Damn ipad... Has not gas...
Only for terminal patients.
My only concern: if suicide is an option for medical treatment, will this be the treatment of choice by the insurance companies.
lol, that's actually a legit argument. those scumbag companies would do that for sure
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.
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
Each persons individual choice. It doesn't even make sense for suicide to be illegal anyway.
Terminally ill. Yes.
Terminally ill? Sure. Anything less than that -- absolutely not.
Is this just for really sick people or?
Personal choice issue. Not for government to choose for you.
"I want small government, except for forcing my morals on others"
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.
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?
Well in the case of maynard she was still healthy and wasn't suffering life debilitating symptoms. One less mouth to feed.
Yeah it's legal in WA state and would have prevented my great grandpa from shooting himself if it was legal sooner
READ THIS IF YOU OPPOSE!!!
Wait!!! Democrats are FOR assisted suicide and republicans are against it?!?!
I thought they were both the same ???
Sigh, you already made this joke on another one of the election questions.
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.
Only if there is a valid reason
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.
So breathing your cars exhaust gasses is too messy?
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.
That wasn't intentional. If it was then she them.
Ok fine. Y'all can have your doctor assisted suicide only if 1-800-Suicide by Gravediggaz is played after every appointment.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Everyday and not get any better? How is that noble? To just sit around and watch while someone suffers in pain?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individuals should have the ability to determine their own fate. Government, please step aside...
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.
I guess who am I to judge them/say they shouldn't be able to?
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.
Couldn't they just shoot themselves? No expensive medicine needed.
Some people are so weak from illness in their last stages that they cannot find the resources or commit the act themselves
It's the persons life. They should have the choice.
No moral person can support this.
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.
So you'd just rather murder people so they could just avoid "pain". Just "bitch out" when it gets tough.
It looks like I just did. I think it's unethical to let people suffer if they don't want to continue on
Murder it is then. Real ethical. Hypocrites.
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.
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.
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.
That's Gods plan. We can't just murder people and say "it's mercy". It's a crime; it is murder
It is not a crime to take someone else's pain away.
Expect it is, because it's murder.
You keep using that word, Murder. How is it murder. I might be able to see the "suicide" argument, but this murder argument?
Fuck your God's plan.
Easy there T. I think God understands assisted-suicide.
Physician assisted suicide. Murder on part of the physician, suicide upon the person.
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
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.
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.
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
As long as all parties consent, no (legitimate) crime has been committed.
Except murder. It's still murder regardless of consent.
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.
True freedom would mean being able to die with dignity on your own terms. Government get out of my hospital bed!
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
Fuck yeah I am for it!!
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.
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.
Morality has nothing to do with.
Not everyone subscribes to your definition of morality so why should you pass judgment on others who choose to end their own suffering?
Did and done and done just right.