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WHY NOT ALLOW. A PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIFE VIA SUICIDE. WHY LET SOMEONE SAFER AND DIE INCH BY INCH DUE TO ILLNESS WHEN THEIR DESIRE IS TO END THE PAIN AND SUFFERING. THAT SHOULD BE AN INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT!
but of course. we shoot horses don't we ? ease the suffering of our pets when ill ? some women even abort their HEALTHY babies. Speaking as someone who had a catastrophic stroke that ended my earning potential and therefore making me a leech upon the state and the help of others I agree with g1233it should be an individual right. However to make sure a death canidate hasn't been "pressured" into a life ending decision. there should be some sort of medical panel to review the request before the euthanasia
After watching my brother die a slow death, I think this should be allowed.
The organization Death with Dignity has done a great deal to push this issue in many states. There are several key points to the process. One is getting more than one doctor to sign-off that a person is terminal. Two is protecting the privacy and dignity of the person that is terminal and wishes to end his/her life on their terms. Third is the insurance issue. The individual that has been determined to be terminal by more than one doctor should have a guarantee and legally protected right to their life insurance benefits for their estate. There is also the religious issue. That must be between the individual and his/her beliefs and should be respected and protected by all concern.
I'm all in
Anyone who has seen an individual in hospice care in a hospital bed and the only thing provided during the days it took to actually die was a sublingual narcotic via a Qtip (no food/no water) periodically in an attempt (successful/unsuccessful?) to alleviate pain would not want to go through this horrific experience and would want intervention to die.
There are times & situations when it is compassionate & appropriate to allow someone with a terminal illness and in much pain & suffering to go ahead and end their life.This is much better than people exiting a terrible situation via suicide by gunshot or knife. I heartily support such a bill. I am a physician and know whereof I speak.
I'm for it. I will kill myself before I go to a nursing home.