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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Yes, euthanasia is certainly something that is waiting to take its rightful place on stage. It is the next logical step on the way to insuring the respect for human life is lost. Sure, many will say the opposite is true, that it is respectful of life to terminate it when the time is right, but that is not where it will end. It will end with the government pushiong for the deaths of the old and the infirmed, not to mention the mentally ill and the handicapped.
Originally posted by OXmanK
TC: Anything can be abused. That should be no reason to reject the idea of euthanasia. Rather, we should find ways to keep it from being able to get deviated...if that is your only reason for not liking the idea of it.
KJ: But there are those who are not able to simply commit suicide or even able to press the plunger on the lethal dose. The comatose patience, the brain dead patients, the extremely disabled (see Lou Gerhig's Disease) cannot just kill themselves. If it is apparent that these people would not like to carry on, DNR or other orders before being debilitated, would it be wrong to keep them alive because they cannot kill themselves? Would it be wrong to let them, at least the disabled, slowly die if it is clear that they do not want to live? Writing off the other forms of euthanasia is not just that simple, IMO.
Originally posted by RANT
Search something like "ways to commit painless suicide" sometime...
You get fake links to advertisments.