should assisted suicide be legal?

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  1. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 10 years ago

    should assisted suicide be legal?

    if a person is suffering from an incurable disease, should it be up to them when they die?

  2. Smaridge01 profile image70
    Smaridge01posted 10 years ago

    Yes. When in such a position, it is absolutely our PERSONAL choice to determine if we would rather take control or wait it out.

    Legalizing assisted suicide would simply provide an option to pursue that course, it would not compel people to suicide. We should have that right. People who don't like it, of course, would not have to even acknowledge the concept.

  3. japtaker profile image84
    japtakerposted 10 years ago

    Yes, for someone suffering and without hope of living any kind of decent life, I think it should be up to them when to die, and up to us to allow them to do so with dignity.

    I highly recommend the movie, "You Don't Know Jack", starring Al Pacino. It's about Jack Kevorkian and what he stood for. Very eye-opening.

  4. Beege215e profile image61
    Beege215eposted 10 years ago

    It is  MY life, I have tried to live it with love, respect and honor. Should I be denied the right to Die with love respect and honor intact.  I would like to choose, and I would like to choose a respectful, honorable death instead of illness or mental failure.

  5. truebluewriter profile image60
    truebluewriterposted 10 years ago

    I think so. Nobody who doesn't believe in it should be forced to participate, but if somebody wants to die then let them. If they dont want to suffer anymore then why should we stop them.

    If you were a soldier at war and your friend got hit and is bleeding to death with no medic in sight, and he asks you to kill him, what would you do? I probably would end it if he wants me to. If there's absolutely no way of saving him and he chooses it rationally then than soldier scenario is pretty much the same as the incurable disease one. But somehow the soldier scenario tends to be more acceptable because of the urgency of the setting but the moral choice is essentially the same.

    If you know you're going to die then why not face it and at least choose the day you die and how.

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    Butch Newsposted 10 years ago

    Definitely.  People should be allowed some control over their own lives.  The indignant morally upright folks who want to control everyone's lives should stick it and get a life.

    There are too many idiots and ignorant people in charge of our lives and get into those positions because the population, in general, is poorly educated and easily influenced by some.

  7. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 10 years ago

    I think we walk a fine line on this because once you legalize such a process, where are the boundaries. In our society we think of a person who wants to kill themselves as being irrational...just like a murder or serial killer. Our first position naturally then should be to get them some help so they begin to think rationally again.  If we assist in carrying out the suicide, we basically stamp the act as a "logical and rational choice" when it is not.  There are those who would argue that the person is going to attempt it anyway so why not help them do it right.  Well, change the players, if the person was bent on murder and not suicide, should we assist them so they got it right and their victim did not suffer?  It makes no sense, therefore I believe it is illogical. WB

  8. profile image59
    MrAhSeaposted 10 years ago

    Yes my friends and family all know there is a point in my life i don't want to ever get to and would prefer a legal exit strategy if that ever happens to me. That may seem cowardly but i do not want to spend the final part of my life being a burden to the ones i love ever.

  9. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 10 years ago

    Assisted suicide as I see it is someone assisting a person to die...that I do NOT agree with..BUT if an individual chooses to not receive treatment  for a terminal illness and instead wants to end their OWN life then thats a personal choice and I think that should be up to the individual to decide upon.....As I write this an aquaintance of mine is in a Hospice suffering from a terminal cancer,she has decided not to receive treatment to prolong her life ,although that is upsetting for her family and friends it is her choice and has been respected.

  10. Stump Parrish profile image59
    Stump Parrishposted 10 years ago

    This is one area that men and women are equal. This comes down to the right to choose what happens with your body. Some believe that your body is owned by everyone else but you. They have the final say on what you can be permitted to do to yourself. If owning your own body is not the basis for the right to persue happiness, what is? If you dont own your life, what do you own? Now it is legal in 30 plus states for a parent to kill their chlld by witholding medical care if they prefer to call a witch doctor to utter some incantations over the child (religious prayers). You can legally kill a child that could be saved with medical care but can't end your own life if you are suffering from a horrible disease. Only the religious could justify that mentality.

  11. Buffoon profile image82
    Buffoonposted 10 years ago

    Why not?  UNASSISTED suicide is certainly NOT illegal... and I'm not even talking about incurable desease situations... I mean, one can willingly jump off a bridge at any given point and they can't be charged, so.


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