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I read in the article that some anti choice campaigners are livid, saying that she was punished for being abused, that the punishment for being a victim is to be killed...this is clearly idiotic. Being executed is very different from being euthanised. One is a punishment, the other is a release from one or another manner of torture. It is no more moral or righteous to insist that a person live with intolerable pain, than it is to suggest killing the sick simply because they suffer.
"It is both horrifying and worrying that mental health professionals could regard euthanasia in any form as an answer to the complex and deep wounds that result from sexual abuse."
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: FamCore
People who are considering suicide do have mental issues. They need assistance all right. Just not into the grave.
Oh but it's becoming more popular... like we're talking about neon colored shoelaces or something.
That'll never work. Who would be left for the oppressors to kill? This energy plays on both sides.
Actually feeling 'empowered' to pursue the right to kill yourself is so... that's a sharp insight and horrible.
originally posted by: geezlouise
a reply to: pl3bscheese
If the incurable kind of PTSD doesn't affect her decision making and if it's not a major depressive disorder and if it's not serious, then why is it then being used as leverage to "let" her die? Something is off here. It's very odd...
On another note, if people want to die, what's stopping them from committing suicide themselves? Like others have pointed out, no one needs anyone else's permission to end their own life. This whole case is very odd.