posted on Oct, 2 2013 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
Adult? So 18 years old?
Dont be mistaken, I agree with you. If anyone wants to die, fine with me, it is their life and their choice.
But when are you an "adult". Is it by age, or by emotional growth?
A 15 year old kid, can sometimes be much more mature than a 40 year old grown man.
If it should be by age. Than at least here in Denmark your an adult when you reach 18. In my opinion? Most 18 year olds are hardly capable or mature
enough to make such a choice.
So.. 25? Im almost 25, not sure I am yet mature enough to make such a choice?
Emotional growth/maturity? Well as I said, a 15 year old kid can sometimes seem very mature. If a 15 year old has valid arguements and seems sensible
enough, should we then say: "Sure mate, we will help you die." ?
I am asking these questions, because that is the moral dilemma that I am personally stuck on when it comes to this topic.
I am currently thinking that assisted suicide, euthanasia, whatever you call it, should be freely available. But there needs to be some sort of
judgment call on each and every single case. Most importantly the reason for wanting to die should be a big part of wether you get help or not. But
who could make such calls? Should there be a standard checklist to go through?
Its such a huge dilemma, ethicly.