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Originally posted by chancemusky
I always thought that i they are in pain, and there is no way to recover, then they should have a choice. Or, if in a coma, the family. Otherwise, its a waste of money, and "life". I you can put down a pet you love because its in pain, why can't you do that to a beloved one? I'd want my family to. I mean, I bet theyre suicidal in the pain, but if they can't do anything about it, its all the worse.
Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
You do know this is a huge can of worms. This calls into question everyone's basic assumptions about life and afterlife. I won't go into philosophy.
Baring accident, I will go when I want, laws or no laws. I will find a way to spare my family of legal implications. I will not leave a mess. It's off to the forest for me. Some place that I can just go to sleep. Maybe take some pills, or just maybe stop eating and hang out with the chipmunks for a week or so. I don't know.
Everyone knows the horror stories of life lived beyond the ability of the individual to care from him/herself.
I mean, this is the biggest thing we do in life, die, isn't it? It's not like what we will watch on tv tonight.
I know, I'll take some tunes and just bliss out. I even have the music picked out. la la la
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
I agree as well. When a patient is terminal and it is clear they do not have much time left then they absolutely should be able to choose to end the suffering. I almost look at it like torture. You know your going to die, you are in so much pain and just want it to stop. Also the emotional drain it places on a family who is watching you suffer has to be immense.
Originally posted by jude11
Every single person has the right to decide their own death if it harms no others. It is the only thing we truly own and no one has the right to tell us what we can do with it.