Euthanasia, the practice of ending a life prematurely in order to end pain and suffering, is currently considered a criminal offense.
The concern that legalizing it could lead to potential abuse and coercion by individuals who may not be making a fully informed decision. This emphasizes the need for strict safeguards and regulations to prevent potential misuse of euthanasia laws.
Terminally ill people should have the right to end themselves because it is theirs and nobody else's. I don't give a damn if it is against your religion; you shouldn't impose your rules on others who do not subscribe to your beliefs and believe that assisted suicide should be allowed.
Yes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice
When it comes to the controversial topic of assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, I believe that it should be allowed, but only after a thorough psychological examination to ensure that the patient fully understands the gravity of their decision. As someone who values personal autonomy, I believe that people should have the right to choose when it comes to their own life and death. When faced with a terminal illness and debilitating pain, it's understandable why someone would want to end their suffering and die with dignity. However, this is not a decision to be taken lightly,… Read more
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.
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.
This should be extended to all people ill or not. Suicide should be an option everyone has.
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.
All people with diseases or genetic defects should be executed for the good of humanity.
For some patients terminal within three to six months may have to endure pain and suffering beyond their threshold. Euthanasia is not suicide, it should be a human right for one to liberate from enduring suffering.
A. I am terminally ill. B. The concern should be about weak and defenseless people being coerced into suicide by their potential heirs. If, given reasonable counseling a person wishes to cash-out, that should be allowed.
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
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.
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.
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
No, due to religious belief...for one did not give themselves life, therefore can not add or take away any days or years to it. Just refuse artificial life support. We are becoming too much of a country that gives "Burger King" rights. We can not continue to look at things in a "have it your way attitude." Let's look back at the purpose of life & death and not for "shortcuts."
Yes, but after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice or if there is NO chance they will survive or fully recover from their illness/disease/disability. I know that death is a VERY SAD thing but I don't like seeing people or animals suffering either.
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.
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