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  • After I watched my mother lie in bed for 12 years not being able to move barely existing I believe there is a place for self administered suicide. Mr Bill
  • I kind of think suicidal people should have to work for it.
  • Not if it helps ease pain and suffering
  • Nope. If someone wants to die, who am I to stop them?
  • No I don't, if the persons quality of life is such that they are no longer able bodied or minded and with no prospect of improvement!
  • No, I don't.
  • Not really but there must be a reason that justifies it, not killing a friend because he/she is heartbroken.
  • No, I do not
  • no easy answer, for certain. i wonder if there aren't times when a person is in such pain that the assistance of a kind third party might be seen as merciful? sure, i know that my folks taught me it was a sin. when in his final days, my dad pleaded with me to help him die. i didn't, but, i wonder if maybe i should have?
  • No - if I didn't want to live anymore and could have somehelp me - it would be a blessing.
  • no. It should be legal. If a person is in that much pain it should be their choice to decide when and how they want to die. It is not the govts business or anyone else's how they die just theirs and their families. Living in non stop unbearable pain on machines wearing diapers is NOT a life
  • If someone wants to meet their maker who am I to stop them, but Helping them I would not do because then I have the grief of taken somebodies life, who could of been saved possibly by medicine or therapy, so yes I think it should be a crime. I do understand that people might be in pain, but do you want to live with having blood on your hands? But thanks I do see every bodies point and I respect them!
  • It already is a crime in all but a few states. (smart azz answer) It is a legal problem because under the definition of the law, no one can take the life of another human being. (wonder why abortion is legal then). In order to make abortion legal, the law had to re-define the unborn as a "nonperson", thus without rights. The law cannot do this technically with other persons. They would then have to broaden their defintion of a person, or a "non-person". In order to qualify for "assisted suicide", a person would have to be re-defined as a "non-person", and thus take away their rights. This can be risky and lead to abuses. A disabled person could say they have no quality of life and demand their "right to die". That's why the idea is so controversial. A doctor is not supposed to take a life either as it goes against their "creed". Even though we often don't realize how many times a doctor has made the decision to do so anyway, and you might be surprised. That means many doctors would not want to participate in this act. There is also the possibility of lawsuits by spouses or relatives who suddenly decide to sue. Though not likely, because the medical bills will often be high, someone just might think they could benefit from a "wrongful death" suit. Other might and do challenge the idea for other reasons, but I think the lawmakers just don't want to deal with all the problems. It would drag through the courts and become a controversial subject just like abortion and the death penalty. We cannot say what we think is ok for one person and not for another, or the law will not be "fair". That's the way the law is SUPPOSED to work. So when a law is made, your personal opinion sometimes doesn't matter. It takes a lot to change certain laws. A lot. You have the issue of who thinks it's right or wrong, but the law is "black or white". If I were terminally ill, and knew there was no possibility of a cure, I would plan my options before I became severely dibilitated by the illness. I would not want to cause a big financial problems for others, either. I would not even bother to ask ANYONE if it's "OK" for me to die. What are they going to do to me? Put my dead body in jail? Ha.Ha.Ha. F-- em. Why the heck SHOULD I ask for permission?
  • no, not at all
  • Of course not! What kind of loving and caring society is this that would rather force a person die in agony and indignity rather than allow them help to end it? Too bad that those that oppose this practice are the ones who don't have to care for and foot the bill for those individuals whose hell of a life they prolong
  • In certain cases it should not be. The Death With Dignity law comes to mind.
  • Probably not, but, heavily regulated.
  • 5-2-2017 There is no way to distinguish between assisted suicide and imposed suicide. If there is a large estate involved, it's going to be imposed for sure.
  • If you look at the statistics you'll see most people have no trouble killing themselves.
  • Exodus 20:13You must not murder. Even though it is hard to watch a loved one suffer or battle a terminal illness, we are expected to uphold God's law.
  • You mean "abetting suicide". If you kill your granny for her money then you would call it "murder" in a court of law. But if you do the same but claim it was simply "assisted suicide" you not only get her money but also a barrel load of sympathy to boot.

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