I talked to my family about it. I talked to my friends. We had the full discussion and in the end they respected my decision.
See, my reasoning behind it is, my hair is thinning a bit, and I got a hang nail..doesn't matter, my reason is my own.
We had a "going away" party, and at midnight, I laid on the bed where I was to end my life. my family was in charge of turning on the sleeping gas,
and my best friend was the one that was to then inject me with the chemicals that would immediately stop my heart.
It was a beautiful night. many memories and speeches.
About 11:45, the police came and said we must cease. Come to find out, assisted suicide is illegal.
Why? I fully consented. I am in my right mind and the decision is a logical, calculated, and personal decision that should not be open for debate
with the government.
So...why then? Why is assisted suicide, attempted suicide, or any other type of decision about your own life based on your adult decisionmaking
process be considered illegal? There is no victim here, yet my family would be tried for..essencially, murder should they help.
This is bull!
Your thoughts? Should suicide (assisted or not) along with euthenasia remain illegal? if you say yes, then why?
note: This is a rant of fiction. I do not actually want to take my life. It is meant as just a point about how assisted suicide is illegal...the
government is stopping you from choosing your own path in life (or in this case, path in the end of your life. Don't lecture me about seeking help or
anything, I am perfectly fine and demonstrating how it is not the governments business about my adult decisions about my own personal life in the same
way that its not the governments decision about if I want to do a slow suicide (aka, eating bacon).
edit on 5-2-2012 by SaturnFX because: added a bit of reasoning for the suicide to avoid that question