Euthanasia/Assisted suicide, should it be legal?

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    Oct 27, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Any one have any thoughts or ideas on this topic? I'm personally all for it though it will require strict monitoring. I think if someone wants to die due to medical problems they should be allowed to go the most painless way possible.
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    Oct 27, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    If they ask for it, and there has to be proof they really wanted it to be done, or else a doctor could get away with murder.

    My thoughts on the Terri Schiavo case was that it was the right thing to do. She was braindead, there was no hope left of her ever again being conscious.

    A good movie about it is a Spanish film called "Mar Adentro" also called in English "The Sea Inside" based on a true story and it deals with the issue of assisted suicide.

    The Sea Inside
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    Oct 27, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    Each person sovereign unto themself ought to be the highest principle.
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    Oct 27, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
    As long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers money
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    Oct 27, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    All for it.

    http://public.health.oregon.gov/ProviderPartnerResources/EvaluationResearch/DeathwithDignityAct/Pages/index.aspx
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    Oct 27, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidAs long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers money


    It must suck being such a sad little man

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    Oct 27, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    FrostedFlakes saidAs long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers money


    It must suck being such a sad little man

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    UMAD?
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes said
    DoomsDayAlpaca said
    FrostedFlakes saidAs long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers money


    It must suck being such a sad little man

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    UMAD?


    It's hard to get mad when I'm laughing. Really? The lame ass song you put on auto play? Cute. Still trying to prove how manly you are I see.
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    People should be alowed to die if they are truly suffering jack kevorkian anyone?
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    Oct 28, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidAs long as it doesn't cost the taxpayers money
    {movie}


    As long as the government doesn't ever get to decide who gets euthanized in the interests of the taxpayer, as in killing off "useless eaters".

    ...who just might also happen to think thoughts in not quite the same way that the corporate or union constituencies of the government would like the sheep to think. ;)
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    Oct 28, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    I think a living will is the only good way to go about this...
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:06 AM GMT
    HELL YES.

    There's also no way in hell it will be allowed without strict rules about preventing abuse of the law.

    It will not cost taxpayers, it will save tax money.

    We'll all be glad to have it when we're 100 years old, rotting in a shell but kept alive by the miracles of modern medicine.

    It is already done now, either illegally in private, or for the rich, by travelling to other countries. Legalizing it would allow people to die in their home country and let them tell others about it instead of having to end their life in secrecy, forcing another to risk jailtime.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:24 AM GMT


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9532252/ns/health-childrens_health/t/dutch-set-guidelines-euthanasia-babies/#.Tx5baqVrMfU
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    meninlove said

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9532252/ns/health-childrens_health/t/dutch-set-guidelines-euthanasia-babies/#.Tx5baqVrMfU


    I don't see how it's any different than any other person. Euthanasia is an act of compassion.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    I just think people should be given the option to let go and die with dignity in cases of extreme pain or a obvious hellish future.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:43 AM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidAny one have any thoughts or ideas on this topic? I'm personally all for it though it will require strict monitoring. I think if someone wants to die due to medical problems they should be allowed to go the most painless way possible.


    Sometimes there is no way out of an illness, and nothing but suffering to look forward to. Even with excellent palliative care, which is imperfect.

    So YES.
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    Jan 24, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    The thing that seems really nice about legalizing euthanasia is that it seems to promote doctors really caring about the quality of life of their patients rather than only trying to treat their conditions. Usually areas that legalize it seem to do a lot better about things like pain medication.
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    Jan 24, 2012 8:07 AM GMT
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    Is that Betsy Johnson..

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    Jan 24, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    I am all for it .
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    ALL for it!
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    Jan 24, 2012 6:12 PM GMT
    euthanasia: no (unless there is a living will, and it is either the withholding of life support, or the removal from life support)
    assisted suicide: yes (if the person is of sound mind when making the decision)
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    Jan 24, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    tailgater_3 saideuthanasia: no (unless there is a living will, and it is either the withholding of life support, or the removal from life support)


    Of course, without an advanced directive or consent in sound mind, it would be murder.
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    I'm for it.
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    Jan 24, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
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    SkinnyBitch said
    tailgater_3 saideuthanasia: no (unless there is a living will, and it is either the withholding of life support, or the removal from life support)


    Of course, without an advanced directive or consent in sound mind, it would be murder.

    Let's take that a step further ... let's say someone has been in a horrible accident disfigured beyond all repair is left blind and deaf and paralyzed and totally brain damaged. But their heart just keeps going as long as you keep pumping them with fluids. Nobody knows who they are because they are totally unrecognizable. Do you just keep them alive in that state indefinitely or do you pump them full of morphine and remove all life support?


    With no chance at recovering a whole lot, and with no laws punishing me, I'd pump them full of morphine and stroke any non-painful part of their body until they are released.