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MrMilkdud August 11th, 2016 2:16pm

Caitlin, age 13, suffers from a condition that leaves her only able to grunt, roll her eyes, and use a device to send text messages. Should her parents be legally allowed to euthanize her and end her suffering?

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bluerum29 optimistic idealist
08/12/16 4:02 pm

That's a tough one. When did she get the condition?

peterseb Idaho
08/12/16 1:11 pm

I like the way you worded the choices.

08/12/16 9:08 am

She would have to make that decision herself

08/12/16 8:53 am

She can make that decision for herself when she is old enough

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/12/16 8:25 am

You forgot a clue she addresses the woman that gave her life as Mooootgerrrr

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/12/16 8:25 am

My ground Sunday and special needs and having a device to communicate I was thinking along those lines for a minute.

xzach next door to you
08/12/16 1:23 am

She a normal teenager, who should live!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/11/16 10:21 pm

And what suffering would that be? If she's that limited, no one can possibly determine that she is even slightly unhappy.

08/11/16 10:52 pm

Well:- she can text.

Did you watch the video?

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
08/11/16 7:40 pm

No. That's her own decision to make. Nobody else's.

jfish82285 Tennessean in Colorado
08/11/16 12:13 pm

Too little information to make a real decision. I do like the joke, however!

08/11/16 12:16 pm

No real decisions needed.
Although some below did try.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
08/11/16 11:59 am

I like the ending. "Hundreds of children are being exposed to harmful levels of stupidity in their own homes. Hear the debate about second hand ignorance on the next In The Know."

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/11/16 11:40 am

No, she can communicate. Is she in constant pain? When I worked in special ed we had one young man who was deaf, blind, had no muscle control whatsoever. Basically he was somebody strapped to a board he could not even sit. I would not kill him.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
08/11/16 11:41 am

Totally missed the joke. Sounds like an old man to me. There was a comedian on one time who said she was for abortion. If you could kill him the first nine months of life you should be able to kill them for the next 18 years.

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/11/16 9:58 am

Setting aside the fact that the question is based on a joke, yes, they should (with her input of course).

08/11/16 12:04 pm

Would you have euthanized Stephen hawking if he was a teen and you were his parent when his disease took hold?

ZaQ777 Pittsburgh
08/11/16 12:08 pm

After discussing it with him, if he insisted, yes.

googer11 Minnesota
08/11/16 9:17 am

If she can text, she can think. What are her
wishes. I saw that Onion article. Funny.
Some teens I see look like that. They grunt too.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
08/11/16 9:13 am

Sounds like a typical 13 year old.

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
08/11/16 9:00 am

I think the onion did a news article about a family putting their 13 year old daughter out of her misery.

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
08/11/16 8:36 am

Of course. Sighing and eye rolling is no way to live! They must end the parent's, I mean girl's, suffering as soon as possible!

MadCow True GOP
08/11/16 8:21 am

She's more of a burden than anything.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/11/16 7:44 am

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CMD1973 Oxford iowa
08/11/16 7:26 am

If she can send text messages, she has a functioning brain. Euthanasia is illegal in this country. When she is an adult if she wishes to take a lethal injection that is another story.

08/11/16 7:45 am

Did you watch the video?

08/11/16 7:17 am

Watching the video is a prerequisite for answering this question.

08/11/16 7:23 am

So funny

08/11/16 7:23 am

"If she can sigh she can live!" Haha