It is my personal belief that people who want to should have
the right to die. I think that this is
different from murder. People with
terminal illnesses may find some peace and happiness in the ability to have
someone else help them to end their lives.
I think this should be legal.
I support the right to choose to die if you are already dying and in pain. I do not support someone who is young and healthy committing suicide. If a person is terminally ill and is in a lot of pain I do think they should have the right to choose to end their life.
I am in full and complete support of the right to die, provided it's due to someone not wanting to suffer a prolonged, painful death due to a terminal disease. We need to be very specific on that, because for other things I don't think suicide should be an allowable option when it's more of a mental health issue.
Although stringent guidelines must be applied, I support the right of any sane person to decide the criteria by which they have the right to die with dignity. Whether it be a terminal illness, living in agonizing pain or a horrible quality of life brought on by an incurable disease, patients have the right to die when they so choose. No one wants to "live" in a persistent vegetative state for decades before dying. No one wants to slowly degrade with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's for 10 years while the body and mind waste away to nothingness.
I believe people who are terminally ill should have the right to die. I believe it is a personally decision and one that should be addressed with the individuals physician. If there is no hope for recovery, I see no reason why the person should have to live a few more days in complete agony.