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Post Assisted Suicide • Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:23 am
I'm not sure what's wrong with me, but apparently I like seeing your guys' opinions on 'morbid' topics :P.

I was going to post this topic a while ago, given a recent appeal in Canada as seen here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/201 ... icide.html

What are your opinions on terminally ill or terribly paralyzed patients requesting a 'right to die'?

Personally, if the request is made by such a patient, I believe that should be granted, so long as it is clear that the patient is in a proper mental state to make such a decision. They have the right to choose to end their life, especially if the remainder is only suffering physically and/or mentally. I will say that this should be regulated and done only by medical professionals, any other route is a bit... gloomier (and creepy).

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Post Re: Assisted Suicide • Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:54 pm
I believe the term is Euthanasia. And I agree to it fully, as long as the patient is of sound mind, and the physician is a trained professional, and not Dr Nick from The Simpsons.

I really can't think of anything to add to this. It just seems right to let someone choose when they're ready to die. I mean.....that kind of decision takes a lot of time to accept. If someone is ready to die, let them say their goodbyes and let them go as peacefully as possible.


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Post Re: Assisted Suicide • Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:30 pm
While I agree that a patient has the right to choose the whether they have a right to die, the arguments presented along with my own arguments that I can think of have a problem. Those same arguments could also be used to support suicide, not just assisted suicide. When someone commits suicide, whether they succeed or not, it is questioned whether they are of sound mind or not. If they are of sound mind, then by our own arguments they have the right to make that choice.


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Post Re: Assisted Suicide • Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:02 pm
I'll admit, this isn't one of those topics that I have a huge opinion on. I know that many who share my believes might think that assisted suicide is outright wrong, but when you have a terminal disease that will kill you (especially in an outright terrible way such as Alzheimer's or fatal familial insomnia) than I can't say that I'm against it. Personally, I would not want to have to force my family to go through with taking care of me and/or seeing my mental state decay like that given the choice. That terrifies me to put those I care about through that, and to an extent, I guess it would scare me to not be aware like that for the rest of my days (if such were the case).

So, "shockingly", I'm not against it. xD

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