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Originally posted by Raist
Those who end their life simply because “it is too hard” or whatever really do not see the trouble and difficulty they will cause those around them. I often wonder if they care or if they are too caught up in their own little world to think of others.
Originally posted by ZuluChaka
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
I think people that are pro suicide are idiots, state supported, dr supported, or otherwise. However, I do support their right to free speech and their right to promote their cause.
Originally posted by Gorman91
I think its pretty pitiful honestly. Yes I know pain and suffering and all that. I'm not claiming to have answers, but I'm not on board a state that lets people kill themselves. There are methods to kill pain in mostly any situation. The problem is not in allowing it, the problem is where does it lead a generation from now?
Thats far more a concern for me. Suffering has been the cause of medical development since the birth of medicine. If it becomes acceptable that those in pain can give up, what happens to those suffering just a bit?
I remember the movie Children of men where they basically advertised suicide for a world that was going to end anyway. Total giving up. The world wasn't exactly all that great. When faced with a problem of certain extinction, rather than resist, the pain caused everyone to give up.
That's why I think its pitiful. be weary of thinking pain is bad. Pain is pain. It is but an impulse from the brain. A feeling. Electricity. something to respond to and fix, not terminate.
I think its just part of the general "give up" life style I see all around.
Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
Again, let's not be too quick to precipitate someone in death, or to allow for it to happen in a desire to alleviate death.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
Allowing assisted suicides can lead to dangerous things:
"Over the past two decades," Hendin continued, "the Netherlands has moved from assisted suicide to euthanasia, from euthanasia for the terminally ill to euthanasia for the chronically ill, from euthanasia for physical illness to euthanasia for psychological distress and from voluntary euthanasia to nonvoluntary and involuntary euthanasia. Once the Dutch accepted assisted suicide it was not possible legally or morally to deny more active medical (assistance to die), i.e. euthanasia, to those who could not effect their own deaths. Nor could they deny assisted suicide or euthanasia to the chronically ill who have longer to suffer than the terminally ill or to those who have psychological pain not associated with physical disease. To do so would be a form of discrimination. Involuntary euthanasia has been justified as necessitated by the need to make decisions for patients not [medically] competent to choose for themselves" (Hendin, 1996). Hendin describes how, for a substantial number of people in the Netherlands, physicians have ended their patients' lives without consultation with the patients.
You also have to wonder what happens to your life insurance policy if you choose to end your suffering early. Most policies won't pay out if someone commits suicide.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out that life insurance companies contributed to the funding of those billboards.