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Originally posted by Kangaruex4Ewe
I have the right to scar my body, to tattoo my body beyond recognition, to have EE implants to the point of ridiculousness, to pierce every inch of flesh I can get a needle in, smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, drink a liter of quervo daily, stay up all night, etc.
All of these things are legal and can be done so because it is OUR body.We have control over what we do and do not do to it until the government steps in because they imagine they know best... just like father.
What's more is the fact that I can say when my dog can die by injection because it is too costly to save (whole other issue) him/her. So apparantly we have supreme control over that. Even more so with less government interference. Why is that?
I think anyone over the age of consent has the right to die whether they are terminally ill or not. We either OWN our OWN bodies entirely or we do not OWN them at all. People with a true "death wish" will accomplish it one way or another. Why not make it less painful than it usually is?
The government allows you to believe you are the sole owner of yourself. This is just furher evidence that big government owns us all... lock, stock, and barrel.
Probably not the most popular opinion to be sure. But I do own that much.edit on 4/2/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by sugarcookie1
Hmmm...be very careful what you all wish for...
The way the flow of money is going these days, i fear the question won't be one of 'Do the Terminally Ill Have a Right to Die?'
And more of 'Do the Terminally Ill Have a Right to life?
Scary thought...but you all know what crap TPB tend to come up with.
Originally posted by maybee
I think this subject is a good reason to have a legal will. I think you can deny extreme measures to stay alive in case you are unable to say at the time. It's good both ways for those who would want it and those who don't.
And to Sugarcookie, prayers and best wishes to you.
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.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I do have a problem with this, it's something that would need to be extremely well regulated. It is possible that ill people may feel they are being a burden to the family and the best solution is to die. But that decision is made out of guilt rather than want.
Originally posted by Phantom traveller
reply to post by sugarcookie1
That's what i said my family a week ago,after i visited a friend with cancer.
if i'm ever diagnosed with a terminal illness,with no chance of recovering,you will pull the plug.
Although my friend is on chemo and she will be fine,the whole thing got me thinking,what's the point of suffering if there is no chance of survival?What's the point of making the family and friends suffer with you if you know what the end is.What's the point of remaining in life two months instead of one.
I'm with you 100% on that matter .
Originally posted by Quasi
I have like many others experience it in first hand my wife was terminally ill with a lot of pain, there was no chance of recovery and she wanted to die,but the doctors did not allowed because she did not put it on paper, her suffering was not that long it was 2 months(all though nobody has to suffer) it was enough for me to collapse after my wife passed away and still see the picture of her in my mind with tremendous pain.
So for me personally they have to right to die if there is no chance of recovery
Originally posted by HorizonMan
I fully support the right to choose, frankly, at any time in ones life.
Many societies have considered it the more noble way, and i think that walking with your head up into the next life is an honorable thing to do. This is the difference between man and animal, we can think, see what lies ahead and act on it. Wasting away is not only a horrible way to go, but a drain on the resources of the family. Yes this is a factor, like it or not and is to be taken into consideration.
With the current situation, if you commit suicide, your family will be left with no benefits, and if you don't the hospital will drain them while everyone suffers.
Why, for some superstition about the afterlife. If God made us to be intelligent, then surely we are expected to live and die with that intelligence. Its a very naive viewpoint to think we have to suffer or we are playing God. We play God all the time, when we kill to eat, when we cut down trees to build houses and so on.
The fact is we are afraid to face this subject head on and human up and say its OK, this is the 21st century, we prolong life, cure disease when it makes sense to, and end it when its time to, Making sure, of course, that we have left everything in order for our loved ones.
Having just read how and widow is just been jailed because her husband didn't leave a will, and that is ok. but to gracefully bow out isn't shows how messed up our culture has become.
Originally posted by roughycannon
If someone is terminal and they are of sane mind to talk for themselves then I think they should have the right to decide but if they are not of sane mind... I'm not too sure, there might be people who are terminal but want to spend every last second with their family and prolong their life as long as possible.
Originally posted by aero56
reply to post by sugarcookie1
Yes, we should have the "right to die". It is even scriptural, if you roll that way. Proverbs 31:7. "Strong drink" could by today standards be medication.