Assisted Suicide

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by liberalogic, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. liberalogic
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    Should people who are terminally ill have the right to have a doctor medically assist them in killing themselves? And I mean people that are of sound mind to make this judgement, not have people decide for them like Terri Schiavo.

    I absolutely think this should be the case...it's your life, your right.
     
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    Who says we have a 'right' to kill ourselves? Nowhere in the constitution is listed the 'right' to die.

    (shrug).
     
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    Why not just die naturally? I mean, all human beings are terminal - we will all pass away sometime, of something.
     
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    Why is it that only early termination of someone's suffering with medical technology is considered interfering with nature? Why isn't the unnatural extension of life equally frowned upon?
     
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    It’s that “I Believe” only he can give and take life, shit.
    I wonder how some here would feel if they or a loved one were rotting away on a bed in pain and agony, just waiting.
     
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    Exactly!

    Mr. P loves the "Thumpers," you can tell! :tng:
     
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    It's not. Some people are opposed to any medical intervention. I think that generally people are interesting in prolonging life in hopes that any condition might improve.Sure it's unrealistic and we will all die.
     
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    who says we don't have the right to kill ourselves nowhere in the constitution does it say i can't do it
     
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    having watch several family members die of cancer .... my wife and i have pulled the plug on those that wanted the plug pulled because their will said to and we have watched people suffer for years till the finally died because their will said let them ....

    mine is all written down .... it is my body i will do with it as i see fit ....
     
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    Et Exclusio Alterias AKA the 9th amendment.

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
     

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