posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 11:16 AM
Originally posted by bandaidctrl
First, should this man be prosecuted for assisting in his wife's suicide, he obviously knew about it and did nothing to stop her from killing
No. But I fully support assisted suicide. If someone wants to die, I think it should be a legal option.
Second question, what are the views of those here on ATS about suicide, this case in particular the woman was clearly in pain, does she have the right
to kill herself?
Absolutely! It is my opinion that people who are dying and in pain owe nothing to anyone.
Long story short, do you agree with this man's actions? Why? If not what are your reasonings behind it.
I agree with him and would do the same for my husband as he would for me. We have discussed it. I believe it is the ultimate act of autonomy to take
your own life. If my life is mine; if I make the choices about my life and my body, then my life is mine to take. I think the law is all turned around
It all comes down to one sentence from the article:
Isn't life sacred, to be treasured at all costs, regardless of illness or disability?
And each of us has to answer that for themselves. My answer is "no". I have watched my mother and my best friend die of cancer and the sanctity of
life, while precious, does not justify this painful and miserable end. Life is to be treasured. But there comes a point when the misery outweighs the
sanctity. And that point is for each person to choose for themselves.
If your answer to that question is "yes", I fully respect your choice for YOU and would do all I could to contribute to keeping you alive. But my
answer is "no" and once the scale tips, I want to be respected enough that MY wishes for MY life would be honored.
Very sad and sweet story. Thank you.