posted on Aug, 6 2010 @ 05:58 PM
It should certainly be "legal" for the terminally ill who wish to leave "early".
It really should not even be an issue or a question...
Who do people think they are to tell another that it is "against the law" to leave this world willingly? Say what?
We had a big project on this in one of my psyche classes years ago,
and just about everyone in the classes agreed that people should be free to do with their lives whatever they chose.
There is something (a group/organization) called "dying with dignity"..
that fights for peoples right to do as they wish in these circumstances.
Some of the videos we had to watch were heartbreaking...
I remember one in particular,
Where an old man who was a life-long veterinarian,
Had a terminal disease (I forget which) and his body was slowly(really not soo slow) shutting down to the point he could do absolutely nothing for
himself... Not even lift his arms or hands.
He said that he had chosen to exit this world when he felt that he needed to,
and he was going to do 'self-euthanasia' ,
with drugs from his Vet clinic, that would be painless and quick,
However, his body would no longer even allow him to administer it himself... So he either had to slowly die and suffer,
or get his wife to help him,
the wife didnt know what to do, but was pretty sure she would help him do that before she watched him suffer in agony much longer...
But "the state" told them it was "illegal", and blah blah blah,
making their lives that much more difficult.
basically saying; "well, we dont understand, therefore you must suffer, and deal with it".
Who are they to have any say whatsoever?
I know that when we "die" , the only thing that actually ceases to exist is the bodies we currently inhabit, and WE do not "die" or cease to exist
at all... ; no one ever really dies..
Death is an illusion..
If I choose to leave this plane early, no one is going to tell me that I "am not allowed" to do so.
I just hope that if i was in a similar situation as the old man I mentioned..
that someone I was close to, could actually help me carry out my wishes so that I would not have to do it myself..
I have no fear of leaving this body "forever",
But I do fear that I would not be 'strong enough' to do it myself.. lol
anyway, People should absolutely be able to choose how, when, why they get to leave this world.
anyone who feels that they have a say in the way one chooses to "go""..
is simply ignorant and afraid.
Of course there are all kinds of "side roads" and different circumstances that could slightly change my views on it all,
But to stay as simple as possible, lol
I feel that nobody in the world should be able to tell another soul how/why and when they get to leave.
Nobody can truly, fully understand what is going on within another, to be able to make such a decision for them.
a "non-issue' I believe it's called..
or should be...
There should not even be a question about it..