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    Default Euthanasia - For OR Against.

    *Inspired by Elijahsmum's thread... waiting for influx of spin offs - I thought I'd get in first :P*



    DO you support the right to Euthanasia.

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    Are you AGAINST the right to Euthanasia.

    Why??



    Debate the ISSUE - not the person....

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    For. If a person wants to end their pain and suffering, why not?

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    I am for it. I think we should be able to choose a dignified death if we are terminally ill. Obviously with counselling etc prior.

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    For. Having watched my Grandmother die of dementia I am definitely for. She didn't even recognise her own daughters. She was a breathing skeleton for the last 9 or so months.

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    Very much for! Why can't we have the choice to end suffering if we feel the need to do so!

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    Totally for.

    Animals are eusthanised for pain, it's cruel to keep them alive.

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    I fail to understand why I can end the suffering of any pet I have .. yet can not end the life of someone who is clearly ill and in incredible pain.

    I think you should be able to write a document (while in sound mind etc) and document what you want to happen in certain situations in your life. If I am in a car accident, and can not be revived - do I want the machines turned off or not ... if I am diagnosed with cancer and reach a point where I verbally (or other ways?) express that I wish to end my life, I should be legally allowed to do it.

    It breaks my heart that people who WANT to end their lives in a dignified way are refused the right to do it.

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    It should be like organ donation - discussed with loved ones with a written record of your wishes when you are of sound mind, then your wishes followed at the crucial moment.

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    In theory I vote yes, I saw my grandmother die a painful death, she had motor neurone disease, she was only 65 when she died, in 3 years she went from a happy, active woman to someone bed ridden and on life support.

    On the other hand I can imagine that it would be used inappropriately.

    It's a tough one and I honestly can't see it being legalised in my life time.


 

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