Today, an Australian mother has asked doctors to stop feeding her son Mark that has be in a coma for 6 and a half years.
If doctors agree to the mothers wishes and stop feeding him, it will take anywhere between 2 weeks and a month for Mark Leigep to slowly and painfully
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JOANNE Dunn will today make the most heartbreaking decision a mother can face.
She will meet with doctors to ask them to stop feeding her son, Mark Leigep, to let him die.
Mr Leigep, 37, has been in a vegetative state since March 2006 after suffering head injuries in a car crash at Elizabeth in Adelaide's north.
Ms Dunn, of Venus Bay, on the Eyre Peninsula, expects that once that meeting is over this afternoon, doctors will immediately stop the "futile
feeding" which has kept her son alive.
She would rather he died swiftly and peacefully by euthanasia with drugs, with his family by his bedside.
But starving her son to death is her only legal option.
This is truely a sad story.
I feel for all those involved.
Its story's such as this is why i think Euthanasia should be Legalised/ Decriminalised.
Why cant the doctors just inject Mark with something that would end his life and ease his pain, instead of slowly starving him to Death while tubes
are forced into every one of his orrifice's and machines and drugs keep him "clinically" alive.?
I feel that anyone with a terminal illness, or that are comatosed, paralysed or suffering from any other degenerating illness should have the right to
die with Dignity and with as little pain as possible and at the time of their own choosing.
No one should have the right to tell these people that they cant die.
No one should have the right to tell another that they have to endure pain and suffering just because the Laws say Euthanasia is Illegal or That its
against someones Religious Ideals.
Whom really benefits from these people being forced to stay alive?
Well,,, It definantly isnt the victim and it definantly isn't the families.
The only ones that seem to benefit are the Doctors keeping these people "Alive"
People such as Mark Leigep and his Family should be allowed to chose when the time to finally die is.
They shouldnt be forced to starve their loved one to death.
I think its time for this so called free world to Decriminalise and Legalise Euthanasia.
" Let People Die With Dignity "
So i ask you " What is your stance on Euthanasia"?
Are you For or Against It?
And why you are For or against it.
edit on 23-8-2012 by WozaMeathed because: (no reason given)