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    A person has the right to decide to end their life peacefully.

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    to those who have watched a loved on or family member suffer. I didn't realise how common it was.


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    For, no question. Why anyone else gets to determine a person's pain and suffering is beyond me. We all talk about having bodily autonomy - well surely this is the biggest part. Choosing when we exit and in the way in which we do it.

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    For. We are allowed to end the lives of our pets and our unborn children, surely that should extend to our own lives.

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    Having also watched my Grandmother on my Dad's side and Grandfather on my Mum's side deteriorate I too am for it. I agree it needs to be controlled with some strict but sensible guidelines but I believe it should be allowed. We put my cat down so she didn't have to suffer, yet we watched our loves ones go through hell. I don't think it's fair.

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    Its difficult, on the surface I think for, but then when I think of all the legalities and wider moral and ethical issues I'm not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMelissa View Post
    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.
    There are many conditions that can not be improved but will erode a persons quality of life that are not classed as terminal (Parkinson's disease is on that comes to mind).

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    Euthanasia at one point was legal in the Northern Territory until the Commonwealth repelled the legislation.

    For a really good over view I recommend reading the Parliamentary debate in particular the speech by Marshall Perron
    http://www.nt.gov.au/lant/parliament...al67speech.pdf


 

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