• Yes, of course.

    Although suicide in never an option that should even be considered there are specific situations where a person should be able to choose if they wish to continue their life or not. All humans should have the right to live, therefore they should have the right to die. If someone has an unchangeable illness causing them either tremendous pain or misery that will be a factor in their everyday life that is permanent, then they should have the choice to end it.

  • Yes, it should.

    I believe everyone has the right to die. We may not agree with their reasoning, or their "right", but it definitely should be considered a right. I think this would apply in cases where someone is terminally ill and there is absolutely no chance in recovering from whatever ails that individual has. They would have the right to die at that point.

  • It Should Be Everyone's Right

    Yes, the “right to die” should be considered a right. When a person has an incurable disease, our society maintains that the individual must suffer until he or she dies naturally from the effects of the disease, regardless of the amount of suffering or quality of life. An individual who has an incurable disease, and has been told by the medical profession that there is nothing more they can do, should have the right to end his or her life at the time that they choose. They should be allowed to die peacefully and with dignity, rather than suffer in agony. Forcing someone to go through agony until their body shuts down is absolutely barbaric.

  • If it does not hinder anyone else

    None of us had a choice when we came into this world. I saw a comment from a writer saying it is a gift that we are give when we are given life. I have no idea on how it is a gift. If we were never born we would not know. After we die we will not remember. We have life and will only know and experience while we are living. There are people who do not want to exist every day. They may have a good life. They just see no point in it. I am writing a paper on if we do have that right to die. I am writing it because of people who are in horrible pain and there life is going to end. The only thing living does for them is prolong suffering. I feel the people who do not support the right for one to end there life during a time like this. Are the ones who are doing the torchering of the one in pain. All because you do not believe in it for one reason or another. If it is because you feel god would not want it to be. Think of it this way. If it was gods way. If you get a sickness. Don't take medication because you are supposed to be sick and that is gods way.

  • We have the right to live, why not the right to die?

    Each human being is born with the right to live, so why are we not born with the right to die? The society we live in today dominated by some sort of 'religious values' believe it is inhuman and immoral. Although they can not make a educated opinion without being in the shoes of someone who is terminally ill or been told they cannot be healed. Instead of dying with dignity and peace, we force people to stay alive until eventually the just do it themselves and their dignity goes out the window. Obviously like making a will, there would need to be legal representation but after all that, people deserve to decide whether their life is worth living in pain and suffering and ultimately awaiting death or if the better option is to die in peace

  • One should have the right to die.

    I believe that a person should have the right to die provided like any other legitimate right it does not intrude on the rights of another. Incurable illness ought to be the primary reason. Other reasons could include age, financial distress and quality of life. One may not want to be burden on family or the state. There would need to be strict safeguards and law to be sure it is the wish of the person concerned.

  • Its our choice whether to live or die

    See i agree that all face problems and overcome but doesn't mean he will not face problems again.What is the point if human beings are born only to face happiness and problems so my opinion is its better not to again born has human that its it may seem ridiculous too all of you

  • With the right caveats?

    To be honest, I think the right to die is an imperative. Given the possible scenarios looking at issues with chronic pain, immobility, loss of faculties, etc, a person should have this right.

    I would say that, leading up to such a decision, all efforts should be made to counsel someone, and ensure that it truly is what they want. But the reality is, a person's life has to be their own. It seems kind of cruel to force someone to exist. It would be far better if we could convince them that life is worth living, of course, but when one is living with chronic pain, or a slow decline to death that, after a point, really holds no joy or fulfillment, why would we, as a society, force that person to go through all of that, force their loved ones to go through that?

    I guess I think of it as a quasi-mercy killing.

  • People should have the right to die

    They should be able to die because everyone is going to die some day. In my opinion I think that you should be able to die. I think that you should be able to die. I think that you should be able to die. This is why I think yes

  • Human rights always

    Most arguments against rely heavily on religion and "the slippery slope" to legalised murder. Religion should have no bearing on modern British life as the majority do not involve themselves in practising Christian religion. What if we adopted a LOGICAL viewpoint (instead of emotional) and, in just the same way as we make a will, made a legal statement with a solicitor, whilst we are still sound of mind and body, on the exact circumstances when we wished to be able to end our lives in a dignified manner. I, personally can think of nothing worse than being forced into a so called care home, where I would be controlled completely, fed insufficiently, probably abused by the staff and surrounded by a lot of people I would not associate with if given the choice (An absolute LIVING HELL). Let the politicians ask the general public what their views are - I think they would be surprised. Unfortunately, the House of Lords, which has to ratify legislation is stuffed full of elderly BISHOPS full of religious dogma.

  • It's not a good idea

    Think of it this way. I could kill all of you right now, and say I was exercising your right to die. While in cases of critical illness this might be a good idea, anywhere else it's basically a threat. Also, what about the right to live? Furthermore, a LOT of religions (Christianity, for example) oppose this. Lastly, this makes suicide sound like an option. Personally, I really don't want people to kill themselves when they could get better.

  • Making Voluntary Death "OK"

    Death is not a right but a natural, inevitable truth. Sure, those with terrible illness such as lou gehrig's disease should be able to go more peacefully without repercussions. But, seeing the bigger picture, a general right to die is not a right at all. It is a personal choice if a person chooses to end their life early. Especially in cases where there is no terrible suffering, this would be a tragedy. Death should never feel like a right everyone has.

  • This is not a right but choice

    I am doing this discussion at our monthly womens meeting. I have reviewed all the data and had to come to a decision. I read "we have a right to live vs right to die ideas. We did not choose to live we were given this gift. We have the right to choose how we live but not our death. I do think when death is imminent we may choose to leave this world earlier and with dignity. Say in the case of a terminally ill person in a lot of pain. But the slippery slope of not wanting to be a burden should be watched. I had previously thought I would rather die than be a burden to my family but do we have the right to take away their caring for us? I came to the decision we do not. Outside of my religious beliefs. We should not rob others of loving us or their free will to care for us. This would be a selfish act. Thank you

    Posted by: Gail

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