100% for. I believe in bodily autonomy.
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27-05-2012 20:24 #31
27-05-2012 20:25 #32
I am for in the right circumstances.
My uncle lived for years with Renal failure and in his last year we watched him deteriorate. He was wheel chair bound and had gangrene in his leg which was amputated as well as some fingers. My favorite memory of him and one of my last good ones is the last guy Fawkes we spent with him, he passed two weeks later. Most of the memories I have of him he is hooked up to machines and sick. He did ask for my aunty to end his life and talked to my mum about it. None of us could have done it but he should have been able to choose his right and time to pass on.
There was a huge case in NZ a few years ago a women had helped her mum die, she was charged, but I can see her reasons for doing it.
So yes I am for in the right situation and under medical supervision.
27-05-2012 20:27 #33
27-05-2012 20:31 #34
In theory - I absolutely, positively support it.
What right does someone have to dictate the life (or death) of another person?
People should be free to make their own choices about their own lives, provided they aren't harming or overly interfering with anyone else's.
In practice though, I can see how it could be legally messy with room for abuse, but I don't think it should be illegal on those grounds alone. But that's just my opinion.
No one who's said against has offered reasons why. Anyone care to elaborate?
The only reasons I can think of are the one above (ie basically it could be used to kill people against their will) or because of a religious rule.
In the latter case though, that's not a valid reason to be kept illegal as it's obviously forcing religious beliefs upon others.
27-05-2012 20:32 #35
27-05-2012 20:39 #36
I support it.
My mum is a nurse and has asked me 'not let her get to THAT point' (after telling me some really heart breaking stories).
Under the correct supervision of a qualified person though...
27-05-2012 20:39 #37
27-05-2012 20:40 #38
For, under conditions.
1. The person must have full legal capacity when deciding and it must be documented in a legal document (like an Advanced Health Directive) with both legal and medical counselling and must be witnessed.
2. The person must be terminally ill and this needs to be appropriately certified too.
Last edited by MMelissa; 27-05-2012 at 20:45.
27-05-2012 20:41 #39
For. Absolutely for.
*I can haz typos*
27-05-2012 20:43 #40Senior Member
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For. So many Australians are living their last few weeks of life right now as we speak in unimaginable pain of uncurable conditions such as cancer.
I am downright angry that we live in a country that deems it cruel to let a dog/cat/rabbit live with an untreatable condition that causes agony but it's fine for families to watch loved ones suffer and spend their last days on earth doped up on so much morphine that they don't even know where they are.
If the doctors cannot cure something, and there's no way the condition will go away on its own, dragging out the inevitable is heartless.
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