Euthanasia should be legalized for terminally ill patients.

Posted by: Midnight1131

  • Yes

  • No

68% 13 votes
32% 6 votes
  • It is never ok to kill someone without trying to save them. There is always hope. When hope fails, everything is valueless. But we must keep up hope that even terminally ill patients can survive, and can live a little longer in the company of their loved ones.

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UtherPenguin says2015-04-12T19:03:00.1888997-05:00
Euthanasia is a vaccine for life
Midnight1131 says2015-04-12T19:04:14.6656835-05:00
Utherpenguin, I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or saying some proverb, but in the literal sense, euthanasia is not a vaccine...
Varrack says2015-04-12T19:06:37.8397301-05:00
Euthanasia is morally wrong.
Midnight1131 says2015-04-12T19:07:24.0772409-05:00
Varrack, But shouldn't a person have control over whether or not to end their life?
RXR says2015-04-12T19:07:38.3106330-05:00
A doctor's role is to save lives, not end them.
tajshar2k says2015-04-12T19:09:09.3167671-05:00
I would discourage Euthanasia, but its their choice.
TBR says2015-04-12T19:09:33.7177929-05:00
It's the job of physicians to ease suffering, that includes euthanasia.
Midnight1131 says2015-04-12T19:09:54.2031183-05:00
Remember, it's terminally ill patients. They would die shortly anyways, and most likely with a great deal of pain.
tajshar2k says2015-04-12T19:11:31.1764889-05:00
I'm against Euthanasia for people who don't have terminal illnesses.
TBR says2015-04-12T19:13:07.1990682-05:00
If you are terminal - making this decision for yourself without interference of law is humane. The state insisting that I die suffering runs counter to humanity. It's my choice!
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T20:16:18.0319186-05:00
"Remember, it's terminally ill patients. They would die shortly anyways, and most likely with a great deal of pain." There has been many terminally ill patients who have ended up surviving the terminally ill status. I personally believe that no one should ever give up on life until they die.
TBR says2015-04-12T20:24:10.6374515-05:00
"I personally believe that no one should ever give up on life until they die." OK, but should your belief interfere with my belief and right to kill myself?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T20:30:54.7294115-05:00
I personally think that no one should leave someone rob themselves of the chance for a miracle.
TBR says2015-04-12T20:34:54.9481734-05:00
I guess I am trying to get you to commit to the question of law. Do you support the continued laws?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-12T20:35:55.6553304-05:00
In which state, each state has slightly different laws on the issue?
TBR says2015-04-12T20:59:23.1956246-05:00
Only one is it legal. Let me make it easy. If it were legal in all 50 states, would that be OK with you?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-13T07:29:39.4944696-05:00
" If it were legal in all 50 states, would that be OK with you?" No, I would not be ok with it being legal in all 50 states.
TBR says2015-04-13T09:23:06.6848256-05:00
When these are truly decision that only affect the individual and their family, I just can't see how anyone has any issue with legalizing it. It's not a matter for the government. You can talk to the morality of it, but it has nothing to do with the government .
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-13T09:41:34.4198409-05:00
Quote-Cases like Schiavo's touch on basic constitutional rights, such as the right to live and the right to due process, and consequently there could very well be a legitimate role for the federal government to play. There's a precedent--as a result of the highly publicized deaths of infants with disabilities in the 1980s, the federal government enacted 'Baby Doe Legislation,' which would withhold federal funds from hospitals that withhold lifesaving treatment from newborns based on the expectation of disability. The medical community has to have restrictions on what it may do to people with disabilities - we've already seen what some members of that community are willing to do when no restrictions are in place.-end quote-Stephen Drake, MS
TBR says2015-04-13T09:50:52.7633762-05:00
"Cases like Schiavo's" = Was a complete MESS. Proper living wills are a key, but this one made "anti" look nuts. || "touch on basic constitutional rights, such as the right to live and the right to due process," = Due process was given. "and consequently there could very well be a legitimate role for the federal government to play." = That is something to discuss. What EXACT roll does the government have etc.Etc. "There's a precedent--as a result of the highly publicized deaths of infants with disabilities in the 1980s, the federal government enacted 'Baby Doe Legislation,' which would withhold federal funds from hospitals that withhold lifesaving treatment from newborns based on the expectation of disability." = Room for good discussion || "The medical community has to have restrictions on what it may do to people with disabilities - we've already seen what some members of that community are willing to do when no restrictions are in place.-end quote-Stephen Drake, MS" = It has little to do with the medical community in the end. It has to do with personal rights.

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