Dec 10, '08
I did click on the link and would watch the documentary. Death is not a freak show but a part of life. Some people have long, slow, drawn-out and painful deaths. I think they should have the option of euthanasia if they are terminally ill. This definitely sheds new light on the debate of legalized euthanasia.
I guess my biggest problem with all this is that we allow animals an escape from painful terminal illnesses but we won't allow humans that luxury if that's the route they wish to take.
In the article it said he can have death or he can have suffering and then death. I am glad he had to ability to choose which route he wanted to take. He was given a quick death, on his own terms, where his wife was by his side.
Edited to add: I also think since passive suicide (DNR) is legal, active suicide should be legal for the terminally ill experiencing severe pain.
Last edit by UTHSCSA-Hopeful on Dec 10, '08
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