I am strongly in favor of physician assisted suicide being legal. The sanctity of life argument is old, tired, and irrelevant. People living in excruciating pain with a terminal illness should be allowed to end their life, and have help doing so if they lack the means to end it with the dignity they desire.
I'm not talking about suicide because someone is depressed.
I'm talking about a person who has a terminal illness, or who is becoming a vegetable, or whose body is deteriorating having the right to end their life on their own terms rather than living without being able to move or speak.
I think that assisted suicide should be legal. Everyone has the right to decide when to end their life and when they can't handle it anymore. If a person is terminally ill or in severe pain and does not want to go on - they should have the right to end it.
There's a world of difference between suicide due to emotional problems, especially at a young age...and suicide due to a fatal or incapacitating illness. "Physician assisted suicide" isn't about helping someone in their 30's kill themselves because their significant other left them...it's about saving a human from the degredation and pain of suffering from an incurable disease.
I'm all for it.
I know... Its no one elses choice when you decide to end your life really. end of. XD
apparently a lot of people dont know what this relates to... it has nothing to do with being depressed and killing yourself. Physician assisted suicide is used for terminal cases, where the person has the right to die with dignity and without prolonging their suffering. I say with holding that right is cruel.
It shouldn't be LEGAL.
I've dealt with this, I lost my brother to suicide.
If a person is going to do it, they dont need help.
TRUST ME, ITS HARD TO GO THROUGH LOSING SOMEONE TO SUICIDE.
AND DO YOU THINK ITS GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF, WAKING UP AND SAYING YEA, I HELPED THEM. I'M SURE ITS GOING TO MAKE YOU DEPRESSED AND FEEL GUILTY!!!
I think this should be legal. whos to say you cant die when your in horrible pain. I mean I think this should be done espically for older people though. I mean if theres a chance that you would live then I'd go for it and get whatever surgery needed. but if im like a vegetable and cant move thenn please. give me morphine.
a physician isnt supposed to help... im no physician but I should be because I've helped 10 people wiht suicideal thoughts get over it
I definitely think this should be legal.
If someone comes down with some disease or some kind of illness, why not. The person would be in too much pain to live. If we're depressed or wanting to comitt suicide, that should be our choice, not the people that love and care for you.
I myself wouldn't want anyone that's depressed to simply end their life. If they don't want help, then they're going to end up ending their life. I myself wanted to end my life recently back in June but, I couldn't do it since I have too many people that would be devastated. I chose to seek help. We can either choose to seek help, or choose to end it all. Its okay for those with diseases or illnesses to want to end their lives since they would be in too much pain. But, I don't think its okay for those who are simply depressed.
No one can stop those who choose to comitt suicide. Only the people that feel suicidal can choose what they want. So, assistive suicide should be legal.