The Instigator
Lyndsee
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The Contender
iamsano
Pro (for)
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27 Points

Do you think the doctor should be able to take your life support away without your families consent?

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Started: 11/15/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Lyndsee

Con

Rose is a 90 year old female who has a 50/50 chance of living. Rose has multiple illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, hodgkins disease, and multiple other deathly diseases. Rose is on life support and his been in the hospital for over a month. The doctors and nurses have all come to an agreement to take the life support, feeding tubes, etc. away from Rose. All of this might sound good, but there is one major problem, they have decided to do this without and of Roses' childrens consent or anyone else in the family. This could cause a big controversy.
iamsano

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Hi, first of off i am sorry to hear about her condition but we need to take hard stand in life sometimes.
I guess you are talking about euthanasia in this case which is an assisted suicide. It might sound horrible but necessary sometimes.
In this case, you are talking about someone who has a 50-50 chance of living but i guess it is not that way because doctors in the hospital believe her life should be taken away and for me that is because she has less chance of living. so if i am gonna challenge you, it will be on that ground and if that is alright with you,then we can have a debate. I believe euthanisa is right the person has less chances of making it even without parental consent.
Thank you
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Posted by NukeTheJuice 8 years ago
NukeTheJuice
iamsano,
were not speaking of euthanasia.
the both of you two are on the topic of weather the decision should or should not be made to "pull the plug" on a person with/without the family's concept. That is not an assisted death, because in Roses case, she isn't asking to die.
Posted by Lyndsee 9 years ago
Lyndsee
exactly ...so how are they dying naturally if the doctor pulls the plug on them when they still have a chance to live?
Posted by iamsano 9 years ago
iamsano
i dont want that.. i want the person to die naturally
Posted by Lyndsee 9 years ago
Lyndsee
so you would want the doctor to pull the plug on a family member without you knowing?
Posted by iamsano 9 years ago
iamsano
EVEN IF MY MOTHER HAD NO CHANCE TO LIVE, I WOULD PREFER HER TO DIE NATURALLY AND NOT BY PERFORMING VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA..
JUST TO ANSWER TO THE POINT
Posted by iamsano 9 years ago
iamsano
maybe we can have this debate again.. you forfeited it and that was even why they removed my last argument here.
thanks
Posted by Lyndsee 9 years ago
Lyndsee
*correction* It's def. not necessary to kill someone without the families *CONSENT*
Posted by Lyndsee 9 years ago
Lyndsee
yea its def. not necessary to kill someone without the families condition. What if they pulled the plug on a family member and you didn't even get to say goodbye then what?? I didn't forfiet , I never got an email saying that someone responded to my debate and when i went to respond i was already out of time so yeah.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
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I agree with lindsay, but alas, will vote for iamsano, simply because lindsay forfieted, meaning she probably could not have come up with a response, and all she provided was a hypothetical situation to win us over with emotion.
Posted by Lyndsee 9 years ago
Lyndsee
So you're saying if your mother had a 50/50 chance of living (which means there is still hope for her to live)you would want the doctors to pull the plug on her without you knowing whats going on? Your gonna let doctors decide to end her life or not? You wouldn't want to have a say in whether your mother should live or not? wow...
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