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Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalised In The UK?

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Alexy_Walexy
Male, 18-29, Europe
 27 Posts
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 12:08:43 PM
I;m all for euthinasia. People have the right to their own lives.
And I agree that it should be allowed when people get alzheimers and such.

Vagrant86
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2566 Posts
Thursday, December 18, 2008 10:16:51 PM
no humans = problem solved

scottyFTW
Male, 13-17, Western US
 39 Posts
Sunday, December 14, 2008 3:21:41 PM
that was depressing.

handeman77
Male, 40-49, Western US
 240 Posts
Saturday, December 13, 2008 11:24:54 PM
kill em all

Andyl
Male, 18-29, Europe
 297 Posts
Saturday, December 13, 2008 7:45:56 PM
I just took a quick look through some previous comments and besides Mr. Eugenics, only what amaq said jumped out at me again. Every comment of his is filled with "I this..." and "I that...". Assisted suicide is the decision of someone else in a completely different situation, and I'd imagine that anyone wishing to attempt suicide (in cases like these) has talked about it with their loved ones and they have also given consent. Sure, normal suicide may be a sad thing and we shouldn't allow people to commit suicide willy nilly, but that's not the topic here.

Oh and suicide is most definitely NOT punishable by law.

One last question for amaq. Are you pro-life or pro-choice? I would guess the former.


Andyl
Male, 18-29, Europe
 297 Posts
Saturday, December 13, 2008 7:28:55 PM
First off, suicide is legal. However in the case of disabled people, where clearly they wouldn't have the ability to commit suicide, there is a bit of a problem. That's where this video comes in.
Now remember that this is assisted suicide (not euthanasia, there IS a difference) and all the legal stuff they have to go through. This is not a simple suicide booth. This is helping individuals stop the suffering before it becomes too great.

Now onto amaq...you can't apply "spiritual morals" to this situation for good reasons. For example, these people won't share these "spiritual views" and that's why we don't base laws on such religious grounds. God has no say in these matters.

I also don't like how people are juxtaposing poverty and war with this. The situations are COMPLETELY different. They too are problems we have that we are trying to tackle because there is an alternative; there is no alternative to an eventual painful death because of a degenarative diseas


McDuff73
Male, 30-39, Europe
 648 Posts
Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:11:04 PM
Emotional outburst has nothing to do with this and neither has GOD its about making an informed choice and not being prosecuted for it.
I am very active and if I were to be paralyzed from the neck down I would rather be dead as I am unable to be active and I also dont want to burden my family, but mostly I want the choice.

rony_nsu031
Male, 18-29, Asia
 12 Posts
Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:47:03 AM
I am completely shocked not only watching the video also reading the comments. I know the comments are just the result of emotional outburst but we have to accept the reality also which we do not like to.

Here we are voting for assisting suicide just because we do not have the endurance of experiencing a physical paralysis. We do not like to bear a person’s everyday’s suffering which is actually visible and we are supporting it. But most of suicides are being occurred when people are mentally paralyzed. The mental depression is not the same as motor neuron disease which is possible to easily visualize and assessing the aftereffects.

I know this is really difficult when your parents will barely recognize you. And we have to acknowledge that this is the challenge we are living for. We want to gift them the death only when god wishes to not when they or we wish to.

I have the complete condolences for the family who suffered their lost from Assisted Suicide.


samidoll
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 613 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 11:26:41 PM
i agree alishea. it would take all my strength to have my smile, not tears, be the last thing he saw.

RedBrother
Male, 18-29, Europe
 134 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 8:30:42 PM
of course it haz to be legalized. uvvas u iz just bein ignorant to reality. i trust the yanks and the zelots are in uproar? religion kills

bezdancing
Male, 18-29, Europe
 36 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 12:55:57 PM
I nearly got kicked off of a nursing course for arguing a case for assisted suicide. The strange thing is in Britain it has been legal to (or more correctly to attempt to) commit suicide since 1961. However Article 2 states that "A person who aids, abets, counsels or procures the suicide of another, or attempt by another to commit suicide shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years". Section 2 was placed there to protect vulnerable adults, those who could be persuaded, coerced or manipulated into suicide. It was also to prevent defendants claiming a get out of jail free card. "no your honour I didn't shoot him, I just helped him to commit suicide"! Unfortunately this has affected those who have the legal right to kill themselves but can not owing to reduced mobility. I only hope that this oversight is corrected asap, so people can die at home with their families and not in a foreign country sounded by strangers

Baelzar
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1379 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 10:24:59 AM
Of course it should be legal.

People who disagree...have you ever had someone in that situation? Terminal disease...constant pain twisting their personality...knowing they're going to die, but they are forced to stay for OUR selfishness.

You might change your tune when your parent no longer recognizes you and is a hollow shell of a person, when you could have ended their suffering when they asked you to.


Alishea
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 7:37:50 AM
I feel just horrible for his poor wife. I can't imagine how hard that would be to know that in a couple days you will leave with him to go to a different country and come back alone.

What a brave lady.


Mani-Jac
Male, 30-39, Europe
 801 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 1:49:48 AM
I think it is a fundamental right of every human to have the choice when and how to end you're life.

Assisted suicide should, imho, only be for terminal persons with degenerative diseases.

If someone can't bear the fact, e.g. having to live for X years in intolerable pain, but he hasn't got the means to end his life, he should have the right to be assisted in ending his life.

This should be agreed upon by medical staff and the patient should be mentally fit.

This shouldn't apply to people in a coma or alzheimer etc, where family members would have to decide for him. (inheritance issues, etc).


jimbobsthebe
Male, 18-29, Europe
 642 Posts
Friday, December 12, 2008 1:38:05 AM
The problem lies with it being such an emotive debate. If you get right to the point then people should be able seek assisted suicide if they're that desperate. It should have a fairly heavy waiting period though.

Negative_One
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2586 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:38:39 PM
I think all assisted suicide should be legal, in fact I think you all should kill yourselves with my help.

adilicious
Female, 13-17, Western US
 377 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 10:52:40 PM
This is one of those arguments you can never settle.
It's like the chicken or the egg.

My personal opinion: assisted suicide SHOULD be legal, but not an easy option.


Barbarossa69
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 222 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:52:51 PM
Uhh... brit... its for ASSISTED suicide... *smacks forehead >.<

d_katman
Male, 13-17, Western US
 1845 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:46:21 PM
"or if you're EMO let them commit suicide too"

let them hurt themselves. nothing beyond repair.
it's something that people go through. not everyone but a lot of people. most emerge stronger from it.


fatex52986
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1135 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 8:41:15 PM
f*ck man if someone wants to die let them...If youve ever seen a loved one in pain and you feel helpless cause you cant do anything i think then it should be allowed. or if you're EMO let them commit suicide too

britt566
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2315 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:37:29 PM
If a person is going to kill theirself and it's not legal... there isn't much people can do... what are they ganna do? Take em to jail?

shinboi
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:37:12 PM
very sad :[
but still his choice is remarkable
i don't blame him one bit, I would have made the same choice. I think it's our choice to die how we please. Especially people with in-curable disease, where the only outcome is death, we should be allowed to go with grace and dignity. When I die, I want to go without suffering.

/endthought


skipidydooda
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 179 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:31:48 PM
a little morose but ok

CinematicD
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 241 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:02:44 PM
I respect his choice

amaqdrinker
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2239 Posts
Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:44:42 PM
i'm not debating on this thread lucy, if you don't believe in God then my reasons for opposing assisted suicides will not seem valid. and "going christian on me"? why is it only christians that people assume are close minded?

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