The right to suicide
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Feeling this way does not make you a person of weak character. Everyone deals with pain differently, and one person may come away with more intense emotions about a situation than another.
Suicide is FOREVER. You do not get to wake up. You do not get a second chance. You will not be able to say, "Wait, I want to stay." There is no turning back.
Think about the situation in grisly fact. Someone will have to find your body, and most likely it will be someone who loves and cares for you. They will bear this in their memory for the rest of their lives.
If you kill yourself at someone else"s hand, such as laying in front of a car or train or forcing a police officer to kill you, know that these people will bear the brunt of the emotional turmoil and will always wish that it could have been different.
There may be people standing on the sidelines, knowing that you are in pain and wishing that they could help you. These people will suffer forever in guilt, wondering if there was more they could have done or said to change your mind. They will blame themselves.
The repercussions go far beyond this. Friends or family members may grow so despondent that they, in turn, take their own lives.
Most newspapers will not even mention your name after death by suicide.
Okay, so we know what we are doing. We are stopping the pain. We might not want to die ,but we are doing it for a reason. We arent forcing anybody else to do it. If they do, its on them, its their life they have the right to do what they want to themselves. To ourselves. http://www.antipsychiatry.org...
Death shares with birth a unique status. Every human being in society will die. So why not when we chose to?
IT IS OUR LIVES.
Most of us do try to get help. In fact some even attempt suicide with the possibilities of survival as a cry for help. https://www.nlm.nih.gov...
Besides, don't we have the right to our own lives?
'If we assume that every human being born into this world has a "right to life," then it logically follows that every human being has a right to end their life (or a "right to die"). Because death is a part of life, a person's right to life logically assumes a right to not have that life. Thus, any law upholding a person's right to life has inherent within that same law a person's right to die, otherwise it would not be a right to life in the true sense of the term.'
Listen guys, I know death isn't always the answer. But, isn't it our choice? our right? our life? Vote Pro.
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Vote Placed by Seeginomikata 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: con rebutted pro's points of why people commit suicide and how it's the wrong way to solve problems. Pro's other point is based on rights. Personally, I disagree that the right to life includes the right to death, but con didn't say much on the subject so I accept it. The problem with this that con brought up is consequence. Just because one has the freedom to do it doesn't make it the right choice. You have the legal freedom to cheat on your girlfriend/boyfriend. That doesn't make it a good thing, due to how it affects people. Suicide is like that.
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