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jalarcon
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anthonyjew
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Suicide should be decided by the person not by society or loved ones

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Started: 10/21/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jalarcon

Pro

Suicide should be allowed at your will as no one has a right to your life. It's your life and if you wish to end it, it should strictly be your decision. People say that it is selfish and a sin. Is it not selfish to let people you love struggle to try and take away the pain you are in or see you suffering and suffer themselves . A sin in certain cultures there is some culture that commit suicide because of dishonor some do it for honor. If people want to take their lives it should strictly be their decision to make we are allowed to make decisions on every aspect of our lives why not this one.
anthonyjew

Con

The choice to end one's own life is not an act that can be justified based on fundamental human rights. The issue is far deeper than that, concerning family, friends, religion and more. First and, considering your apparent concern for human rights, arguably foremost, is the moral implications as it can potentially place financial and emotional pressure on loved ones. Another issue, although less obvious is the ethical perspective regarding the simple concept of giving away life. There are simple things that are provided for us by our family and even our country that give us the life we have that we may take for granted. To simply give this up for no other reason other than that we can't handle the inevitable complications life throws at us is just an utter disrespect to those in third world countries who can barely feed themselves or their family who would do anything in their power to preserve their lives.
Debate Round No. 1
jalarcon

Pro

People who no longer want to be here can do more damage to others by being forced to remain here by other people who do not have the right to judge. When a person commits suicide they are removing themselves as a burden from others and not wanting to cause them the agony of seeing them be miserable in pain and hurting all the time, even though are you saying we owe our lives to our loved ones and our country? We have that choice and it would simply be our choice there is also the death with dignity law in Oregon and Washington State that allow people who are terminally ill to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, which are prescribed by a physician for that purpose. Also if you believe it has to do something with religion which for you might be a bit deeper there is other cultures where their religion allows suicide I don't know if you have heard of Seppuku which is part of a Japanese Religion which allows it
anthonyjew

Con

You appear to be generalising suicide as your arguments seem to relate to the topic of euthenasia. I can not directly disagree with your statements about terminal illness and erasing burdens as your arguments are quite valid and that should be left to another debate. About the religious perspective, you can not simply believe one religion (Seppuku) must overrule every other religion that disapproves suicide.
Debate Round No. 2
jalarcon

Pro

Suicide is a personal choice and I do agree that if someone decides to take their own lives they should be allowed they don't have to think about anyone but themselves if they feel they don't want to live and they want to take their lives they can and no one really can do anything about it they will do it anyways regardless of what anyone thinks says or does and i stick with the burden on family and friend because if you are depressed or bipolar etc.. you can hurt your loved ones as well the choice ifs of the person to be made if they are not religious and don't have the same view as we do they have nothing to be afraid of
anthonyjew

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
jalarcon

Pro

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anthonyjew

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
jalarcon

Pro

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anthonyjew

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Andy22 2 years ago
Andy22
Suicide is just wrong. It can harshly disappoint loved ones and bring sorrow to everybody. I think you don't need a decision, I think it just shouldn't be done.
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