Do you believe in doctor-assisted suicide?

What are your options about human euthanasia? I think it we should allow those suffering to end their life if there is no hope of recovery tied together with indescribable physical and mental pain. If I were in a horrible car accident or suffering some serious genetic disorder, I wouldn’t want to suffer and place that burden on my family.

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  • I think it's disgusting that family members who aid in assisted suicide can be prosecuted and sent to prison.
    If a loved one had no hope of recovery, was in pain and 100% sure that they wanted to die peacefully on their own terms, I would help them.
    I would get 14 years in prison.

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    • Yea it's bull shite. It could be on camera them begging to die and everything and nope still murder. Such bs

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    • I agree. I don’t see why we should extend the suffering if the one in pain is wishes to die with dignity.

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    • It’s a lot harder to “help” someone you care about than you think. It’s human nature to have hope, even when there is little or no hope.
      I do agree that assisted suicide should be legalized.

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  • I hope they make the suicide booth a thing... Only time will tell.

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  • Depends on why. If someone is dying in pain and wants to go peacefully, then that is ok. In some countries they do it if someone has a disability or mental illness, which I do not think is right. People can live meaningful lives like that with support.

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    • Which countries are you referring to?

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      • Netherlands allows the mentally ill to terminate their life, and Iceland forces the mother to abort of their child will have Down Syndrome.

        For Bugs, I don’t agree that the mentally ill should be able to terminate their life, as someone suffering from a terminal illness should. Nor do I agree that babies with DS should be aborted or terminated as an adult. Most are capable of living a normal life, though with more support than others. And there are programs to help the families.

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        • My research on Iceland doesn't say anything about forcing abortions of DS fetuses but if I'm wrong, I don't approve of forced abortion any more than I approve of forced pregnancies (ie banning abortions).

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      • Certain ones in Europe I know do assisted suicide for things like mental illness. I forget which countries exactly.

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  • In the state of Oregon, there is a "Death With Dignity" that allows someone who is terminal, to take a cocktail to allow them at their own hands to go peacefully and painless.

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    • I think it should be a national law.

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  • Soylent Green, it's people!😨

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    • I never did see that movie. I heard it was interesting. Myself, if I get to a point that I can't even wipe my own ass, just lead me outside to a nice tree, let me sit there and go peacefully.

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    • True, but we are willing to put our pets out of misery but not allow an option for our fellow humans?

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  • Its wrong, if people want to die its up to them to do it or not, they should not task a poor doctor with ending their miseries...

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  • Personally if I became crippled to the point I was just s burden or something I want to die, I would no longer be able to do anything I enjoy, couldn't read couldntf knit couldn't shoot couldn't cook couldn't work and so on. Nope I'll kill myself or find someone to do it for me if I can't do it myself.

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  • Hell Yes! Please!

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  • Pretty much

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  • Mostly only if the person, of sound mind, makes the decision for themselves. If they are in an accident...it's a greyer area. Had they previously discussed their wishes? There is room for others to abuse it to make a decision based on their own interests...but If they're a total vegetable, then does that matter?

    I'm generally for people having the option. It is just hard to legistate because situations can be so different and complicated.

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    • Under American state level law, what you are talking about is called A Living Will or Advanced Medical Directive. Basically it is detailed medical directives that you decide upon while in sound mind before anything happens. It includes answers to a standard set of questions plus any specific directives you choose to include. You often are required to fill one out before being admitted to a hospital.

      Australia has similar legal forms and precedents. For example, South Australia has an Advance Care Directive you can quickly fill out and print online. If you are interested, here is a link to one of the American forms. https://www.doyourownwill.com/download.html?download_file=palw.doc

      I filled one out once. It was weird yet interesting to think about being dead.

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      • Advanced Care Directives do not allow for assisted suicide but can allow that the person not be kept on life support or recusitated. That's a totally separate thing to assisted suicide.

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        • Right. But charli.m's comment addressed legal complexities. Advanced Care Directives simplify much of the state law that governs options for end of life care. Right-to-Die legislation is more pertinent to the issues raised by the OP.

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  • its not a doctor's job to kill people and your right to own a gun and blow your own brain out shall not be infringed by congress. so all you pussyfied creepy losers can piss and moan all you want. you got no game.

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    • Glad you got game. But, what if you can't pull the trigger? Now you are at the mercy of congressional liberals. You will become a victim of bleeding hearts. Dude, you're fucked.

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      • you may not be able to pull the trigger

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        • I meant the situation where you become a paralyzed quadriplegic, or something similar. Unlikely, but yo game gone man. Yo weapon be wastin.

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    • If you feel that way, may I ask how you would feel if you were in a hopeless situation without a chance of recovering?

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      • what difference does it make.

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        • Would you want to suffer a horrible death from an accident, or be provided a painless solution to end your suffering? Again, I ask you, what would you choose? If not for your sake, but what about a loved one?

          It’s not suicide as you see it, but more so a mercy killing.

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          • you have to accept my answer you may not approve or like it but my original statement is my answer. their will always be some little meaningless asshole in my life thats going to try and change my mind. you are not that asshole. you see i have an opinion and it is mine to keep. you may not like it . tuff shit.

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            • I’m not trying to change your opinion, nor disrespecting it, as I know this can be a sensitive subject. I’m just curious why you feel that way. But I’ll drop it.

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