CDZ Doctor assisted suicide. Morally wrong?

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Doctor assisted suicide, Morally wrong?

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    The sound of doctors speeding up the death process does sound pretty bad. Unless you are the one suffering and feeling the mental and physical pain of someone that is in this position, you really cant say that it is wrong and doctors shouldn't be allowed to do that.
    Doctor assisted suicide is legal in 5 US states. Individuals who are suffering from a terminal illness and has a prognosis of 6 months or less to live, are given the option of doctor assisted suicide via court decision.
    "The Humane and Dignified Death Act" is an act that would allow a physician to end the life of a terminally ill patient upon the request of the patient, pursuant to properly executed documents. Under present law, suicide is not a crime, but assisting in suicide is.
    I believe we all have the moral right to choose freely what we do with our own lives as long as we do not inflict any harm to others. We have the right of "Free choice" and that includes the right to ends one life when we choose.
    We ourselves, I believe have an obligation to relieve the suffering or our fellow human beings and to respect their dignity. There are people lying in hospital today, afflicted with excruciating painful and terminal diseases that have left them permanently incapable of functioning in any dignified human fashion. All they have to look forward to is their lives filled with yet more suffering, degradation, and deterioration. Begging for a merciful end to their pain and dignity, I believe it is cruel and inhumane to refuse their pleas. It is not right to just stand their while someone is in agonizing and unbearable pain, knowing that they are dying and cant take the mental and physical pain anyone, and deny them their request to end their suffering. Compassion demands that we comply and cooperate.
     
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    It is strictly a matter between the patient and the doctor. Whether it is moral or not is also strictly a matter for the patient and the doctor, subjectively.
     
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    If you were a doctor would you assist? I would. I think it is morally wrong not to help someone who is suffering
     
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    we treat dying animals in pain with more compassion.
     
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    I've posted on this subject before. I agree that doctors should assist a terminally ill patient to end his/her life if that is their wish.
     
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    We own them. We pay their medical bills. And, we don't ask their opinion.
     
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    The problem with assisted suicide is that it turns into rationed care. Then it turns into just killing, in the patient's best interests of course. Whether they want it or not.
     
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    With a good chunk of terminally ill patients, we also pay their medical bills (as they are on Medicare or Medicaid)
     
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    Yeah......then they should stop taking the oath to do no harm.......and if you look at the countries where this is allowed.....they don't just help...they are promoting it.......they have single payer healthcare and they have to keep the bills down somehow...
     
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    The patient actually kills themselves. Doctor assisted suicide is where the doctor prescribes the patient a drug and its up to the patient to take it on their own free will.
     

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