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Do Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Ensure a Good Death?

  • Yes because if you are in pain and you just want to end your life euthanasia is a good Death

    And Euthanasia

    From its inception Right to Life of Michigan has been opposed to the social acceptance of assisted suicide and euthanasia. We believe that accepting these forms of intentional killing reflects a complete disrespect for the dignity of each person and for each person's right to life. Assisted suicide and euthanasia embody a literally fatalistic response to illness and disability -- offering death as a solution to the challenges of life.

    We recognize that this issue involves the real pain and suffering of real people. In opposing assisted suicide it is not our intent to require of any person undue suffering. We hold that the "need" for assisted suicide is unsubstantiated. The implication that there are thousands of persons who are destined to suffer excruciatingly painful deaths is simply untrue. Advances in palliative care have made cases of unmitigated suffering extremely rare. Pain management and hospice care provide appropriate and sufficient means to meet patient needs. There is every reason to believe that any perceived "need" for euthanasia will become obsolete in the foreseeable future. Individuals need not live with the fear of facing a painful, agonizing death.

  • Yes because if you are in pain and you just want to end your life euthanasia is a good Death

    And Euthanasia

    From its inception Right to Life of Michigan has been opposed to the social acceptance of assisted suicide and euthanasia. We believe that accepting these forms of intentional killing reflects a complete disrespect for the dignity of each person and for each person's right to life. Assisted suicide and euthanasia embody a literally fatalistic response to illness and disability -- offering death as a solution to the challenges of life.

    We recognize that this issue involves the real pain and suffering of real people. In opposing assisted suicide it is not our intent to require of any person undue suffering. We hold that the "need" for assisted suicide is unsubstantiated. The implication that there are thousands of persons who are destined to suffer excruciatingly painful deaths is simply untrue. Advances in palliative care have made cases of unmitigated suffering extremely rare. Pain management and hospice care provide appropriate and sufficient means to meet patient needs. There is every reason to believe that any perceived "need" for euthanasia will become obsolete in the foreseeable future. Individuals need not live with the fear of facing a painful, agonizing death.

  • Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide ensure a good death.

    I believe that euthanasia and physician assisted suicide ensures a good death, especially if the person has an illness like cancer and has suffered for a long time. With euthanasia the terminally ill person has made their own choice about how to die and this gives them the say over their own death, which can add comfort to the person.

  • Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Does Ensure a Good Death.

    Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide Does Ensure a Good Death. I do not know how good it would be but I think we should not be allowed to let those people lay there and suffer like we do. I think it should be up to the patients and the family if they want to use these measures.

  • Yes they do.

    Having a terminal illness can be incredibly painful. The pain is probably not even imaginable until you are experiencing it yourself. A physician-assisted "suicide" is painless. A person can die in peace, and it is their right to do so. I am not sure I would call any death a "good death" but it is much better than the alternative.

  • The acual process of this

    In order to even want to have Physician-Assisted suicide you have to go through a lot. In a lot of countries, they make you be put on medication for any mental issues you may have, like depression, and make you see a therapist every few weeks. After about a year of this, they ask you if you still want to go through with the suicide or if you want to stay. Most people have re-evaluated their lives and choose to not go through, but some do, and it's their choice. If we euthanize animals because they are "miserable" then why not with humans that want it. For the human animal that does not want to have to deal with the earth any longer. I feel that instead of the person hanging themselves unexpectedly or causing a major car crash or accident in the hopes of killing themselves that way, they can properly say goodbye to the people they love and not hurt anyone else in the process.

  • Euthanasia doesn't ensure a good death

    Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide does not ensure a good death. This is because of the fact that no matter how many precautions are taken, there is room for error. This may lead to a "bad" or undesireable death. There are also corrupt and sadistic physicians who will deliberately cause people to die in ways that they don't want to die.

  • No, death is death but it might be easier.

    When someone comes to the end and knows the quality of life is ending, then he or she must be able to choose assisted suicide or euthanasia. This does not mean the death will be easy, because death rarely is, but it will be less painful and difficult than a long, enduring illness with pain.

  • A good life makes for a good death.

    Generally suicide is a sign that your emotional health is very bad, or that you situation has been more than you can bear. Choosing death over life is seldom a sign of a good life (and by definition for me, a good death)

    On a similar topic, I am not sure there is much need for physician assisted suicide.
    The world is full of easy and less painful ways to die.
    For me the worries about legalized suicide and assisted suicide is that we humans have a history of violence against the vulnerable. It might be worse if there was an easy acceptance of assisted suicide.


    Of the people I know who have suicided, here are the deaths I remember
    Teen on football team - alcohol and firearm
    Older cancer patient - weed followed by massive opiates
    Friend with brain injury following car accident - railroad tracks
    Depressed friend - Alcohol & Canadian winter
    Depressed friend - Alcohol & Car in garage

    Accidental (possibly)
    Alcohol & fast driving
    Alcohol and firearm
    Alcohol & swimming

  • No, it is not a good death.

    Euthanasia and whether it is a physician-assisted, it is still death. These two acts are inhumane that should be condemned. No one has the right to take one's life, only God can do it. It does not ensure good death after all there's no such thing as good in death.

  • No, it is tragic.

    No Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted suicide do not ensure a good death, because the person who makes a decision to end their life in that manner is not able to think clearly enough to make that decision. Every person who makes the decision to end their life is only arriving at that decision because of depression or pain.

  • No to Euthanasia

    There is no such thing as a good death. Assisted suicide is something that’s barbaric and uncivilized which should not even be a question. A good death should not be associated with suicide when the purpose of life is to save it and be fruitful and multiply as is written.


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