As a Christian, I find the act of suicide to be abhorrent. It is a cowardly, permanent solution to a temporary issue that most likely could be resolved over time. It leaves families heartbroken and, often times, relationships between family members are torn beyond repair as they argue over who could have stopped this, who wasn't paying enough attention, who's fault it it, etc. However, ones life is ones own property. If someone decides that they do not want it anymore, who are we to say that they shouldn't give it up? Especially if the reason for that suicide is to end physical suffering due to disease.
If a person has the right to live then surely a person must also have the right to die, right? If someone has lost all hope and motivation to continue on living and wishes to end his/her life, is other people in any position to tell or even force the person to choose otherwise? Are they going to give the person purpose? How?
Life can be incomprehensibly painful and if a man decides he can not bear it anymore he should have the option of a painless dignified death. Noone can truly understands another person's suffering and should judge if a man should have to live or not. The process of dying can be brutal and slow in a lot of cases and people shouldn't have to endure such torture.
If you have the right to own a computer that means that you have the right to destroy it if you so desire. If you have the right to voluntarily live, then that life is truly yours only insofar you also have the corollary right to voluntarily give it up. If you would only have the right to live but not die, then by definition that would not be a true right since a true right must also always ha to contain a voluntary choice. If there is only one option, then there is no room for any choices. In the latter case your "right to life" would in fact only mean that you have a right for your life not being justifiably taken away by others: it would only be a limitation put on others and not a freedom given to you. If we assume however that one is absolutely entitled to the ownership of her or his body and by extension, thoughts, mind and self, then having a right to choose their elimination must be an expression of a true liberty, a true right to live. Otherwise who would claim the right to decide what should happen with your body and life? Would that power not truly own you then instead of yourself?
My conclusion is, that if you are denied the right to dispose of yourself a you see fit, you are nothing more than a slave whose only right is to continue to serve its masters, but not to flee.
This is not a discussion of religion. Even if it were, in America we have the right to our own religion. It's the decision of the person when it comes down to it, if it goes against your religion I'm sorry that youre offended. That does not give you the right to try and force your beliefs on anyone else. If you want a religious answer because you will not accept any other, God put us on this earth with agency. Even if God does not approve he will not step in. If it were Gods choice then he would step in and there would be no way you would be able to take your own life.
I'd say no for certain cases, such as those concerning depressed teenagers who wants to commit suicide. For curable diseases, assisted suicide should not be allowed. If everyone could just kill themselves whenever they want (the short way out), crime rates will definitely go up.
By approving of euthanasia and the right to die, people might just stop finding cures, as the motivation isn't there anymore, why will people pay so much for a patented cure when they could just undergo assisted suicide.
However, persons with incurable diseases that renders them incapable of living a fulfilling life, eg. Dementia, should be allowed the right to die. I can find no possible reason to refuse them this right, especially if they are in pain. Forcing them to be kept alive against their own will should be ruled as torture.
Not if one is married and has children who need to be taken care of. One should retain the right to die after marriage (but without children) if he/she specifies so in the marriage contract. Also not if he/she has to repay a loan, not during the time-period when his/her employer depends on him/her to get some crucial work done (especially without notifying that the responsibility be transferred to someone else with sufficient time margin).One is not responsible to his/her parents just because they assumed that their children will take care of them. However out of love for parents and as gratitude one may choose to live for them
It's not unhappiness that drives you to die as some suggest, Nor is it a hate of god. What if we don't believe in a higher power? Are we forced to live by the terms of some one else faith? That's unethical, And if the quality of life is so poor that they would consider death, Then let them have that choice. Dignity with death is not a phase of depression, It's for terminal illness.
First, I'm not suicidal, But I fear where my health is taking me in the years to come. I have been tormented for 30 years by a tormenting mental disorder, Seizures, And undending medication and pointless therapy. Even if I was healthy, I could not catchup to the education and occupational status of my peers, Which is necessary for a normal social life. Most importantly, It is a fact that mental disorders are brain disorders, And they are therefore physical in nature and can be viewed in equal standing with physical diseases that destroy quality life or life itself. So, I speak for the mentally ill that we deserve this right, Under special circumstances to be defined by law.
Since when did "right to live" equal "obligation to live", Anyway? Of course it would be great if we could all live happy lives, But it's not the case. We don't know for sure if we won't be worse off after death, But for some just the chance of improvement or end is enough. Also, If someone's desperate enough, They will probably try commiting suicide anyway, So why deny them painless and working means to do it.
People should not have the right to die, because God put us on this Earth to live, and be happy, not to die, simply because we are unhappy. I've been unhappy many times in my life, but I am still here. We are going to have bad times in our lives, no matter what. We will not have perfect lives. It says so in the Bible. And even if you are thinking about taking your life, will you really be in a better place? Think, before you react.
How would you feel if you made something with so much love and care and someone just takes it and throws it away ? Not good. You would feel disappointed and upset because you put a lot of effort into it. Same thing applies with God, he created you, he loves you and no matter what problem you are in he help you get through it. God never gives anyone more problems than they can bare. It's like a test which we need to get through. You can't have a rainbow without a little rain right? After pain comes ease and you'll be blessed from above. Never lose faith and always have hope. Live your life because someone wishes they had it, we all will die when our time comes but right now if you are thinking about it then please don't. Take care.
In the Name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Allah only gives humans as much pain as they can handle. It says in the Quran, in Surah Nashrah, that after every hardship, there is ease. So people wishing to end their lives should have patience, and utilize this hardship as an opportunity to get closer with Allah. Verily, Allah decides ones birthday, and so it only makes sense that Allah will decide ones death day.
Our docility and civility are held together by our laws, which prevents the killing of anybody (Except in war). We cannot allow people the right to die, because it is the first step to being uncivilized. Death is wrong, and when is it a good thing that we slaughter one another of our own society? I can not think of a time when we do, and we cannot allow there to be a time where it is.
If this does become legal who is going to be the judge on who qualifies for this...? and if you are saying that it will be up to the physician who will the physicians be? The doctor that can pay? The doctor that can prove he can make the government money from this. I know that a lot of people that are leaning toward "yes, it is oak" but euthanasia is morally wrong. When someone who finds out that they have cancer or a disease that looks to be hopeless at some point in everyone life that is suffering like that they say I wish this was over I just want to die but the next day they pray that they can have just one more day with there family...with euthanasia they will never have the opportunity to make it to the next day and because of one days or weeks decision out a state of depression this person will not just end there pain here but it will start an eternity of pain. You are not helping them you are sending them to a place where they will never be able to relieve the pain because it does not make a difference how you look at it is suicide,it is a sin,and after euthanasia the pain has just begun.
A person didn't choose to be born, so they don't have a right to end their life. If they suffer, they should seek God, and he will deliver them from their agony, but taking a life, is a straight way ticket to hell, no solution to any dilemma necessary.
God gave us free will, we chose to forsake Him, thus we now have desires to die when life gets hard. People need to stop pitying themselves and start turning back to God maybe than the pains and lies of this wold wouldn't push us to want to die. Yes people get really sick but God created people so He can heal them only if they would trust in Him!
I believe that no one has the right to die, in theory everyone was given a life to live, why should one be able to take that away from another? Killing is not allowd in the USA, so why would it be okay for doctors or for groups to go around and kill other people withouth anything happening to them? Our laws are our laws, arent they?
In terms of sucicide, this would actually create far more trauma for the family, knowing that they could have helped the person to deal with whatever caused them to commit suicide. Also there are other alternatives to taking a life, which can help you to deal, like opening up your feelings and there are also helplines.
God has granted us life! He gives us life to glorify Him and His creation! Why should we take away what our heavenly Father has given to us? Life is a precious and holy gift from God which only God has the right to give or take away. We are stewards of the life God has given us.