Should we legalise euthanasia?

Ben 2012/08/17 11:56:40
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Tony Nicklinson, a British man with 'locked in' syndrome, has just lost his legal quest for assisted suicide to end a life he no longer wants to live.

He will appeal the case but currently is faced with either living with his horrific condition, spending a small fortune to go to Switzerland for assisted suicide there or starving himself to death.

Should euthanasia ever be allowed?

Read More: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/locked-in-man-tony-nickli...

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  • Dave The Canuck 2012/09/10 18:04:21
    Yes, but only for extreme medical cases.
    Dave The Canuck
    It's wrong to let him suffer against his will.
  • Jim 2012/08/17 14:17:07
    Yes, but only for extreme medical cases.
    As long as the vulnerable are safeguarded then it should be allowed. Someone on the radio this morning (on a phone-in show) made the comment that if you allow a dog to suffer unnecessarily, you are breaking a 'humane' law. Perhaps we humans should be included!
  • D D 2012/08/17 13:30:54
    D D
    If I want to die I should be able to! This is so wrong making this poor person suffer. We are kinder to suffering animals! This really infuriates me.

    I have made it abundantly clear to anyone that would listen that I do not want any kind of CPR. Don't even let me possibly live like that! I have considered wearing a bracelet saying no CPR and add to it "if you do, I will sue your ass!"

    If I were this poor soul I would sue every single person that had a hand in keeping him alive. I am not your typical sue happy person, but in this case, I would be all for it.

  • Jim D D 2012/08/17 14:10:29
    What if a well-meaning person administers CPR without even noticing your jewellery and its message?
  • D D Jim 2012/08/17 14:21:48
    D D
    Very Very Unhappy!
  • Jim D D 2012/08/17 18:08:15
    Well, at least you would have the ability to feel unhappy. Then who knows, that unhappiness could just vanish and some time later you once more find happiness.
  • D D Jim 2012/08/18 10:30:16
    D D
    I do think paramedics do notice medical bracelets. However, doing no CPR goes against their training. We are also brainwashed to preserve life of the body no matter even if they are brain dead. paralyzed etc. It's awful.
  • Jim D D 2012/08/31 02:19:26
    I agree up to a point but if a paramedic is involved it does suggest that the condition of the patient is very acute - like trauma from an accident. It is not likely or even fair to ask him or her to make that call there and then.
  • D D Jim 2012/08/31 11:37:30
    D D
    I do not want to be resuscitated. I think I have the right to die. I think it should be respected.
  • Jim D D 2012/09/01 10:40:10
    A paramedic also has the right to keep his job. He would lose it if he did not do everything in his power to keep you alive.
  • D D Jim 2012/09/01 11:31:11
    D D
    Yes, that is how it works, unfortunately. I really need to get a bracelet.
  • Jim D D 2012/09/02 11:40:31
    If I were a paramedic and it looked like you needed urgent life-saving attention, looking for the presence or absence of a bracelet would not be the first thing to come to my mind.
  • D D Jim 2012/09/02 12:19:22
    D D
    I believe they are trained to see such things. Many people wear bracelets to tell health conditions.
  • Laura Lovegood 2012/08/17 13:27:55
  • La 2012/08/17 12:43:57
    With proper regulation it would be better. It happens illegally sometimes anyway.
  • Stacie 2012/08/17 12:36:08
    Putting the power to legally kill you in the hands of another isn't very wise, especially when you are at a point in your life when others may perceive you as being a burden on society.
  • Jim Stacie 2012/08/17 14:13:14
    If the law in Great Britain were to be changed, it would have to be drafted in such a way so as to safeguard the vulnerable.
  • JMCC 2012/08/17 11:58:12
    Yes, but only for extreme medical cases.
    There would have to be some very stringent safeguards including a judges decision for me to be happy with this, as it would seem to me that there would be too many opportunities for abuse.

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