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Euthanasia

Jazzy

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Proponents of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide (PAS) contend that terminally ill people should have the right to end their suffering with a quick, dignified, and compassionate death. They argue that the right to die is protected by the same constitutional safeguards that guarantee such rights as marriage, procreation, and the refusal or termination of life-saving medical treatment.

Opponents of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide contend that doctors have a moral responsibility to keep their patients alive as reflected by the Hippocratic Oath. They argue there may be a "slippery slope" from euthanasia to murder, and that legalizing euthanasia will unfairly target the poor and disabled and create incentives for insurance companies to terminate lives in order to save money.

Debate question: Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal? (Why/Why not)
 

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I'm not sure how I feel about this.
My Mother moved to a warden controlled complex when she was 82.
Just after my Brother died I noticed a few signs of memory loss in her.
I took her to see her doctor and he arranged an appointment with a specialist clinic.
They confirmed the onset of Dementia which over the next few years got worse.
Got to the point where I could sit in front of her and she wouldn't know me.
She then took a fall at age 90 and broke her hip,hospital fixed it but wouldn't let her go back to her flat in the complex.
I got her into a nursing home but she hated it,stopped eating till in the end they had to call an ambulance to her and she was taken to Hospital.
I went there and the nurses pulled me to one side and said "we can't get her to eat"
She was very weak by now but I had a go at getting her to eat.
She looked up at me and said "please let me go" I asked her to say it again and she did so I left the food in front of her but stopped trying to force her to eat.
That night the Hospital sent her back to the nursing home and they rang me o7.30am to say she had passed away.
I felt a massive loss but also knew that she was no longer suffering and unhappy.

I don't consider I did anything wrong.
 

Jazzy

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The right to die should be a matter of personal choice. I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and those that help them should be free from prosecution. We don’t let animals suffer, so why humans?
 

Lonelylycan

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I'm very fond of this idea, we're allowed DNR ( do not resuscitate ) on our records we can refuse treatment, we can use religion here to.. so why not euthanasia.. I'd be happy to do this for someone I love as I don't want suffering ESP if they are going to die and we can't stop it..
 
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