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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...9yrs

Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

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@4PYJFTTfrom New York  answered…2yrs

A law on suicide is as enforceable as a law against masturbation. You simple can't stop a person from doing what they wish to do. If a terminally ill person wishes to end their suffering, who I am I to prevent them.

 @JonBSimConstitutionfrom Kentucky  disagreed…2wks

No, but they should be allowed to refuse artificial life support

The key word is "allow".

If the patient can end their own life without assistance, you can't stop them.

If the patient requires assistance in ending their own life, that's a different matter.

@4RHYFBTfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

The "right to die" issue really troubles me. I'm afraid if we keep insisting on our right to die, the insurance companies are going to start denying care to chronically and terminally ill parients (who want and and need medical care) based on the enormous costs involved. I foresee a day in the not so distant future where we will be fighting for our "right to live." There will come a day when so-called "Death Panels" decide whether or not we should live or die based on the economic factors involved. This is a very slippery slope.

@4QHMCZHfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Yes, but the screening process should allow it to be very difficult to obtain the right to do so and physicians should be able to deny doing so if it is against their beliefs

@4SBD9LCfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

Why wouldn't they? This is what hospice does. Dr. Jack Kevorkian went to prison for doing what hospice does the only difference is the government didn't get their greedy hands on it.

@4QX85K3from Michigan  answered…2yrs

Many ill people wouldn't suffer so long if it wasn't for big pharma keeping them alive for profit! If someone is that ill, let God be in control!

@4RFSNK6from Indiana  answered…2yrs

No! Are you kidding? You are supposed to die a natural death, taking your life is the worse thing you could do, if you only have a couple weeks to live, live it well and make beautiful memories. Don't end something that's going to take course on it's own.

@4VF65YKfrom California  answered…2yrs

@4XBYFLZfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@59C74F4from South Carolina  answered…2yrs

No and hell no it will only lead to populist cleansing in future Generations

@4PYMMQ4from Washington  answered…2yrs

This should be extended to all people ill or not. Suicide should be an option everyone has.

@4TYPHKLfrom Ohio  answered…2yrs

@55PVFN9from New York  answered…2yrs

@4XB4YQZfrom California  answered…2yrs

They should have the balls to kill themselves instead of making someone else do it for them

@4R5LSTTfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

There should be no posthumous legal action taken against people who commit suicide or assisted suicide.

@4QGTTQBfrom Alabama  answered…2yrs

As long as they don't use tax money to do it... if you can't afford to pay for assisted suicide, then you need to buy a lot of heroine and OD.

@4W2M9SGfrom California  answered…2yrs

Everyone can commit suicide without fear of the government. Duh. Will the deceased go to jail?

@4Q7VH2Tfrom Idaho  answered…2yrs

i feel that there are medical ways to help someone that is terminally ill pass in manner other than allowing them to commit suicide.

@4VBSSJHfrom New York  answered…2yrs

Yes, even non-terminally ill people should be able to legally make this choice.

@4RWNCLXfrom New Jersey  answered…2yrs

Yeah it's their life they can do what they choose with it we need less people on earth anyway if we keep stopping suicides we're going to get pretty close to over population and I sure as hell don't want that

@4S2N35Zfrom Georgia  answered…2yrs

Having lost a loved one to suicide I say no, it is never the answer. However, were I dying a slow and terrible death? I would end it. But I couldn't do that to my kids, so I wouldn't. But, maybe I would. Too big an issue, too emotionally charged for a survey

@4RPQ2ZZfrom Virginia  answered…2yrs

We should widely look into cryonics for the cases of the terminally ill, as the end result is the same as assisted suicide in the worst case, but the best case is that they get a second chance at a full life.

@4Q4Z352from Kansas  answered…2yrs

that's just weird. they can have they choice, but not have someone assist in it. I feel that's a type of murder.

@4WSGD6Qfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

Yes, and make it mandatory to end the lives of the mentally retarded as well.

@5F5ZKY3Libertarianfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

Yes, but only if there is no chance of survival and then only after a series of counseling appointments. People can not get Gender Reassignment surgery without 6 months of counseling because GRS can not be undone. It should be no different for those seeking assisted suicide.

@4R9ZP3Kfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@5NMHNRWRepublicanfrom Montana  answered…2yrs

Hard to legislate your morality on others--they have their own choice-- abortion victims (murder) don't.

@4R5D428from Virginia  answered…2yrs

@4Q6JSGKfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

Yes, because it's basically saying putting an animal out of its misery.

@4X9QVPMfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@4RZ98KRfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

Euthanasia should be a pre decided concern such as a DNR which is then supported by an assessment of the persons illness and psychological state at any time the situation arises

@4Q3SPBKfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

@4XRKQF2from Minnesota  answered…2yrs

@4SBXX9Bfrom Florida  answered…2yrs

Yes -- we shoot horses don't we. It's humane to end a suffering life !!

@4QXCHZBfrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

This is an "I can't go there" stance. I can compassionately support it if they are suffering and there is no hope for survival, but at the same time, there are too many opportunities for abuse. That has to be the hardest for those left behind. Comfort care is the key for most situations.

@4Q6T4ZRfrom Arizona  answered…2yrs

@4QR3862from Michigan  answered…2yrs

Who's going to assist them? A regulated professional? Prosecution of family members etc. should not be pursued if they assist if it is clear it was the will of the deceased but medical professionals should not be doing it.

@4QHMH9Yfrom California  answered…2yrs

@4VW566Ffrom Michigan  answered…2yrs

Suicide is not a legal matter - government should not be involved. However, government should also not be involved in creating a barrier to medicine via licensing and pharmaceutical prescription control. Assisted suicide . . . . . hard to tell where the "assisted" part might end and murder might begin. If people have access OTC to meds/drugs/etc. no need for assistance.

@4RN3HW9from Northern Mariana Islands  answered…2yrs

Yes, but only if cause of death is listed as assisted suicide and life insurance claims are issued accordingly to prevent the patient from being pressured into the decision.

@4RLJLV7from North Carolina  answered…2yrs

@4TBFZT7from Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

As a cancer survivor I defnitely would want the option to end my life if I were terminal.

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