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How do you feel about assisted dying?

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posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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It's the medical establishment that wants to keep people alive as long as possible to keep that profit incentive Alive so the stock holders can LIVE in luxury.

You got something against capitalism?




posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
It's the medical establishment that wants to keep people alive as long as possible to keep that profit incentive Alive so the stock holders can LIVE in luxury.

You got something against capitalism?


That isn't capitalism. The medical market is not a free market by any means. There is no real competition. There is no way for people who would offer cheaper medical care to break in and undercut the people who keep the prices artificially high.

But I do agree that the medical establishment is rotten. They were the perfect entry point for totalitarianism. Because they obviously have no conscience claiming to be such great human beings when really all it is is a racket.



posted on Jun, 13 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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If someone is facing a prolonged, undignified, horrific death, then it's one's duty to help that being avoid that dreadful experience if asked.

Slippery slopes can be avoided and people against assisted suicide obviously haven't seen how some of us die... slipping away in one's sleep is not the usual way we go, unfortunately.

Another thought... perhaps one against assisted suicide should pole nurses, docs and others in careers that experience people at the end of their life arc and see what they think.
edit on 6/13/2016 by Baddogma because: talking while posting produced incomprehensible joke about death, which is something few joke about, but should be joked about more exactly becuase it is to be avoided



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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a reply to: droid56

I worked for 7 years in healthcare...about half in a nursing home, and half in a hospital on a wing that included cancer patients.

It's cruel to keep people alive if they're ready to go and I saw it so many times. Families would go to extreme measures to keep their 'loved ones' technically alive but totally miserable. Full code as opposed to Do Not Resuscitate for someone in their 90s. Years of crapping on oneself, non-verbal, moaning in pain, having to be turned to prevent bed sores...prolonged with a feeding tube. Suffering, suffering, suffering. I've even seen a woman dying of cancer who made her own DNR order, only to have her family override it. Her brain stem went and she ended up with an uncontrollable fever...literally frying from the inside. And the worst part, most of these families aren't even around taking care of these people. They feel better about themselves to keep the person lingering, but have no hand in their direct care.

Sometimes a swift, painless death is the most humane thing you can do for a person. The people who think otherwise have not witnessed the actual process up close and personal.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: droid56

One's body is its own responsibility. If someone wants to end said life, who is the government to tell them that they cannot? If they don't allow assisted suicide, we get the other horrific ways of suicide, which usually causes PTSD in families who discover the lifeless bodies of loved ones.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 06:26 AM
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The problem is that people might opt out prematurely. When infact they might have gotten well again



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