So, In most western countries, Suicide is Illegal (not that they can do anything if your dead but whatever). This however means that to commit suicide, Means that one must do it using difficult, and often painful methods. (I. e jumping, hanging, overdose etc).
Some countries in the world, Allow assisted suicide in the event of you being paralyzed or something via a lethal substance (Usually drank / injected). This is painless, quick and clean.
So, My point is, Its our lifes, Surely should we not have the ability to forefeit and end it in a safe, quick, painless and legally supported way?
I think this would make it a lot easier for suicidal people to get what they need.
- Yes, Suicide should be legal55% (21)61% (14)57% (35)Vote
- No, Suicide should remain illegal45% (17)39% (9)43% (26)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
I think in some cases such as when an individual is suffering, in pain or has a condition or illness where their lifestyle and happiness is affected greatly then they should have the option to commit assisted suicide because they are lacking quality of lifestyle but I don't think suicide should be available to everyone. There should be certain guidelines or criteria to refer to when someone applies for suicide. You'd get lots of depressed and heartbroken people - who are treatable and only wanting suicide in the short term who should not be considered for access to suicide.
I would just like to add that if people are assisted with a lethal injection their organs can NOT be used for organ transplants due to the chemicals used in the injection which have unsafe side effects when transplanted in to an alive body.3
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Most Helpful Guy
first of all, suicide and assisted suicide is two different things.
Suicide means YOU kill yourself.
Assisted suicide means you get someone else to kill you.
Speaking for norway at least, suicide is legal. Assisted suicide is not, this because it's in most countries mostly used by thermally ill people. So who decides when to pull the plug? And when is the person truly able to make a decisson for himself? Who gets to decide if the person is in for example a coma?
Those dilemmas have made it per now illegal.0