Originally posted by Infi8nity
Absolutely discussing. She could have just taken her self, I guess she was thinking about him walking in on her dead body? Makes it even more selfish,
kill your son because you do not want to be the one that causes him pain. She should have prepared, she had 22 years to come with a plan.
Are you serious? Are your comprehension skills impaired in some way, or did you simply mis-read the original article and every single post up until
yours? This had nothing to do with her not wanting him to find her body, wherever you came up with that, nor did she do it because she didn't want to
be the one to cause him pain..wherever you came up with that one too.
She did it mainly because she was at her wits end so to speak. People are not completely rational when they are stressed to that degree. And the
majority of people only THINK they know stress. Ha, what this woman, and others like her, have to go through on a DAILY basis, with NO break, ever, is
just too much for anyone.
As I said, that is the main factor. The second main factor was probably that she knew for a fact, having seen what the state offers for autistic
individuals, that no one was going to take care of her son after she was gone. She was already in her 50's I believe, and with her stressful
lifestyle, she very well may not have had much time left. She may have known that.
Therefore she took the only option that solved NOT her problem, but her son's problem. It may not seem like it, but those who say that individuals
with these severe conditions, who have zero hope for improvement or a normal life, are better off alive than dead are probably wrong. It sounds cruel,
but it is pure hell for the child and parents. It's even worse for single parents.
Even though I do not think suicide is morally correct, I completely understand, and choose NOT to judge this woman, and neither should you, because
you have NO idea what it was like to be in her situation. I also do not think it is right, but I would support a program that actually ended the lives
of those with severe, hopeless conditions at a certain time...perhaps upon birth, I don't know. Like I said, it isn't the "right" thing to do morally
I suspect, but it is selfish of US to say that someone MUST live despite their condition, simply because of our predisposition toward thinking death
is an "evil".
To paraphrase Socrates, how can one make the decision to run from death when it is not known if death is a good or an evil? One thing is certain
however...The suffering of these two individuals has ceased. Some may say that she is in hell for her act, but I cannot accept that, because NO truly
loving God would punish this woman for her actions, which were a direct result of her situation, coupled with cloudy thinking brought on by that
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