BIG FAT FOR!! If i am suffering i would HOPE my DH (or family) would allow me to go peacefully. I HOPE it is legalised in my lifetime and if its not i hope someone would help me out!
Dead against (excuse the pun).
A. It is definitely heartbreaking to watch those we love in pain, but (like decent DHs when we're in labour) it can be harder to watch than go through it ourselves, especially when there is a good pain management plan / palliative care.
B. The Netherlands example has to be a serious warning about the "slippery slope" effect. I remember seeing some study where something like 60% of the patients in one hospital there (mostly oldies) who were euthanased had not given explicit consent. After a while, it becomes the norm.
C. How civilised is our society if we kill off the very young (unborn), very old and very sick when these have done no wrong and need our compassion most? It will be people with disabilities next! Yet, ironically, we don't support capital punishment (nor should we) for those society could most logically do without.
D. I'm unashamedly pro-life. Life is for living! We need to seize every moment and make it count. We'll only get one shot - why shorten it by a second?
Mrsd life is for living but I dont think being bedridden, wetting the bed not being able to eat and having no idea who your children is any sort of a life or could really be classified as a life. Yes your body is alive but your mind has gone.
For. My Grandmother begged us to kill her when she could still talk after a series of strokes that left her paralysed and caused damage to her brain. I wish we could have as it would have saved her "living" like that for a decade.
Like PP's have said, we put our animals to sleep when they are in pain, or terminal with no chance of recovery, so why do we force people to like like that????
To all PPs who have stated that they're against... if you're not comfortable with the idea of euthanasia, why isn't it enough for you to simply not choose it for yourself? Why take the choice away from someone else?
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As a personal choice I'm definitely For. I don't want to end up with no quality of life or as a burden to my family because of injury or terminal illness. Also, I don't want to live in pain. You should be able to register your choice - like for organ donors or the DNR agreement you sign at a hospital in some circumstances.
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