Physician assisted suicide

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  1. AmyNation
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    Well yes, but it's still suicide, because you are killing yourself.
     
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    And just in case you don't want to, Obama has some people who will talk you into it.
     
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    Are you serious with this answer?

    You're assuming (very badly) that there is a difference based on the communication between the physician and the patient. If the doctor gives a patient a lethal dose of medication whether the patient administers this dose via orally or intravenously its called Euthanasia. Euthanasia whether the patient communicates it to the doctor or not its still euthanasia. I don't understand how you dont understand it.
     
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    I don't consider euthanasia the same as assisted suicide. I do think it matters if you shoot me, or you load the gun and then hand it to me. I see a distinction.
     
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    It doesn't matter what you think, the medical board is in agreement that Euthanasia means physician assisted suicide.
     
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    I'm aware that PAS is considered a category of euthanasia, however that is a really broad brush.
     
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    Euthanasia isn't the same as assisted suicide, but it's still just a matter of degrees.

    Euthanasia is the *next step*.
     
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    It sounds like you have a specific issue with a family member. The rational thing to do is to get an advanced directive and remove any decisional capacity from her. This happens all the time and your wishes will be easily honored. Especially if they are in writing.

    I am sorry you have ALS. It's a horrible disease.
     
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    What medical board?
     
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    So.... Ultimately..... Another "slippery slope" argument.

    I reject that. There is a big and distinguishable difference between PAS and euthanasia that boils down to who administers the lethal drug.
     

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