Do you think it would be good in certain circumstances?
Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide - what are your thoughts? Do you think they should be legal or illegal?
What Girls Said 9
Legal. If someone is suffering and just wants to die a peaceful death, they should. No point in keeping them alive if they feel a lot of pain that won't end. Like I know a lot of friends and family would probably want to be with them "until the bitter end", for as long as possible, but that's really selfish if the person is suffering and essentially dying a slow and painful death. If one of my friends/family went through something like that, I'd rather know they didn't suffer and were able to die peacefully, instead of being in pain until they died of natural causes. And if I went through with something like that, I'd want to be able to choose when to end it if I feel like I can't take the pain anymore.2
I fully support it, as did my grandmother who campaigned for decades about it. Sadly she wasn't allowed to die on her own terms but instead had to suffer for years and years with countless hospital visits, breaking her spine regularly and being patched up and sent home until the next injury happened... I'm grateful for every moment I had with her but to fake away someone's choice is disgusting.
We give animals more respect.1
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I think its sad we glamorize suicide. And at the same time people start these movements to accept people because they commit suicide yet and the same time they support this. Suicide is suicide , i dont care how you did it. If one is normal to you so should the only one.1
I'm for it in the case of painful and terminal illnesses. It's being legalized in Canada, but I imagine that there will be heavy restrictions on its use.
I completely understand why doctors do not want to allow euthanasia. It is against the Hippocratic Oath to treat a patient in such a way that cause harm to them. But I also completely understand why someone who is dying and in a great deal of pain may not want to prolong the experience.1
It is easy to say 'make it legal' but there are many questions that arise from it
How will you decide whether or not the person qualifies for euthanasia? It's really difficult to set a parameter.
Who will do it? Doctors?
Killing/helping kill someone is a terrible thing. Would YOU be able to do that? I don't think I would ever do that!
What about the misuse of this provision? How are we going to prevent that?
It should be made legal if and only if these concerns are well resolved.1
I am not sure on this one. I used to be sure it should be but I read about some old people doing it so they won't be a burden and not because they actually wanted to deep down. That made me sad. They weren't doing it because they didn't want to live, but so their kids, grandkids, family wouldn't have to "cope with them" when they're sick.
I just know personally my mother would do it for those reasons, but myself and siblings would not mind taking care of her and I know many people in the world feel the same.. so somebody doing that for those reasons would break so many hearts.1
What Guys Said 13
I'm from Switzerland and my country is one of very, very few countries in the world (currently it's only Switzerland and Belgium I think and it's going to be legalized in Canada) that allows both active and passive assisted suicide.
As for "euthanasia", you have to explain to me what exactly you mean by that. I think English speakers have a very different idea of the word "euthanasia". In German, we don't ever use this word anymore because it has an extremely negative connotation. When German native speakers here the word "euthanasia", we automatically think of the Nazis killing handicapped people (unwertes Leben ("unworthy life")) in the gas chambers. I'm assuming that's probably not what you're referring to...1
I think that both should be legal.
It is insane to make it illegal to commit suicide.
That sort of law is the result of God botherers projecting their fear of death on to the rest of the population.
Of course they should be legal. Everyone should have the right to decide when to check out, and to make it as painless and easy as possible.1
I think it should be legal, but that doesn't mean it should be used all the time. It should be considered for things like mental illness/paralysis, e. g. dementia. That's what I think, anyway.1
I would agree with strict control - With family, medical, psychological and legal consent.1
People who are suffering from a debilitating disease such as cancer should be able to die painlessly1
Legal, if the person wants to die let them, if they are fucked up beyond repair pull the plug, if they have brain damage and can't talk or walk or whatever and are a burden pull the plug.1
I think it's the individual's choice to live or die.1
I think it should be legal. I believe it is legal in Switzerland and there are safe guards in place to protect the person that requires the aforementioned.1
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