Why is it that a prisoner who murders numerous people.. gets a lethal injection, and dies withing 5 mins or less. But a love one who is terminally ill has to ride it out till they die! suffering for 5 to seven days.

Woman of many faces~ijm 2011/11/15 02:19:54
And when you ask the doctors if they can give your loved one the a lethal injection so they don't have to suffer... what do they say?

This is what they tell you . " They have to die of natural causes" we can not do that.

So what I'm saying is why do murders get a better way to die than your love ones?

Because think about prisoners do not die of natural causes..so why can't we ask for the same thing for our loved ones. Why should prisoners get out of suffering?

Don't you think this law should be changed?

And I will tell you I had to watch my mom suffer for seven days!!! And I'm angry with our system right now!

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  • C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT 2011/11/16 09:44:37
    C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT
    That's a very difficult decision to make, as far as prisoners go, It's not so much easing their suffering, but the lethal injection is administered as punishment, not a way out, with free citizens, it probably is considered suffering, but Docs wont make that call because they too, don't wanna feel like they killed someone, regardless of how much time they may or may not of had left
  • MadAsHEck 2011/11/16 04:43:55
    Here in Washington we have the Death With Dignity Law.
  • Otaku Link 2011/11/15 21:10:45
    Otaku Link
    Maybe if you could pin a murder on her... but wait, that might be cruel.
  • Jake - 4Q2 2011/11/15 16:06:35 (edited)
    Jake - 4Q2
    Because the prisoner isn't paying anyone. (Condolences on your mom)
  • Risk 2011/11/15 14:48:30
    If there is no hope, no chance and the person is suffering great pain, it should be their choice ! PERIOD !
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2011/11/15 13:42:37
    Bob, the reasonable one
    Damn it!! I think it, and Tony beat me to it....the perfect comment!!!
  • Lady Wh... Bob, th... 2011/11/15 13:45:55
    Lady Whitewolf
    LOLZ! True, huh?
  • ray 2011/11/15 13:36:58
    Your mom should have not had to suffer . She should have been attached to a self administered pain relief machine. (morphine ) without limit on administration even to the point of lethal doses.
  • Cliff 2011/11/15 13:27:28
  • MadAsHEck Cliff 2011/11/16 04:45:44
    Here it takes 2 doctors to verify that you are eligible, and your family or yourself must as well approve. But you do have a right to death with dignity.
  • DeejaySpaniel 2011/11/15 08:14:30
    I know it's hardly fair. I'm pro-choice when it comes to this.
  • mrdog 2011/11/15 07:16:20
    Fact... hanging in the town square is best.... not injection.... death and the right to die...
    difficult issue...impossible for me to address it in a short opinion... I go back and forth on the issue.... I have always believe in choosing life over death.... but....bark
  • JohnJo542kgk 2011/11/15 06:16:59
    Never thought of it quite like that. Very interesting.
  • LoneWolfe_19 2011/11/15 06:13:15
    im so sorry about your mum, mate. i hope she is in a better place. i totally agree with you 100%.
  • Bill in Niantic 2011/11/15 05:09:26
    Bill in Niantic
    Good Question
  • POODYLOU ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2011/11/15 04:36:17
    POODYLOU ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    When a family member or friend is dying, hospice is the way to go. Though they will not give you a magic cocktail they will make sure that death comes painlessly and with dignity. They also provide the survivors with counseling.
    Visits by professional staff and volunteers
    Nurse, social worker, PT, OT, SLT, massage therapist, acupuncturist, chaplain, bereavement counselor, and trained volunteers
    Medications related to the terminal illness: prescriptions and over the counter drugs needed to relieve pain and other symptoms, including parenteral opioids, if necessary
    Equipment and supplies: adjustable beds, commodes, oxygen, wheelchairs.
    They gave my dad roxinal, morphine, ativan, ambien. He died painlessly but, you have to make the family member DNR with comfort measures only when the time nears.

    Life support to a terminal patient in my opinion is torture and should be illegal.
  • seathanaich 2011/11/15 04:28:39
    The timing of this question is interesting. The courts in British Columbia are reviewing this issue right now, and it was on the evening news. This is yet another fight for freedom that we have to have against the religious busybodies who think they have a "right" to control other people.
  • krayzrick 2011/11/15 04:01:09
    We humans, are so far from how life should truly be. Very sad.
  • Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET 2011/11/15 03:58:54
    Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET
    Right on. Inmates should suffer in prison with what they have done.

    While I know why it's not a law for doctors to fullfill wishes to patients who want to die by injection, I agree that it should be a choice they should have and be able to ask. I could just see the system getting abused though y'know. It kinda worries me to make it legal though.
  • Ves~Sai... Ves~Sai... 2011/11/15 03:59:35
    Ves~Sailor Soldier of PHAET
    You have my condolences.
  • Raule Duke 2011/11/15 03:28:31
    Raule Duke
    Neither you nor me nor anybody else was given his life by his own choice thus nobody in this world has any right to take this life by his own choice and the people who murder criminals are not any better than these criminals
  • Ozzyboy 2011/11/15 03:18:01
    Sorry for you loss but really sorry for you having to watch her suffer. My Mother died in a car accident within 20 minutes. After all the emotion we realized that if she could have designed her own demise it would probably would have happened the way it did. Gone and a little insurance money. She would often say that she hoped she would be gone and no one would find her for three days, she was so afraid of being on a machine. The family should have the right to make the decision. You are right, murders get more compassion.
  • Woman o... Ozzyboy 2011/11/15 03:23:06
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    Thank you!
  • Tony ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2011/11/15 03:17:42
    Tony ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    The government gets angry if anyone else plays God.
  • Woman o... Tony ☮ ... 2011/11/15 03:23:18
  • seathan... Tony ☮ ... 2011/11/15 04:29:28
    Correction: The religious get angry if anyone wants to control their own body.
  • Lady Wh... seathan... 2011/11/15 13:46:57
    Lady Whitewolf
    TRUE THAT! Especially Women!
  • Tony ☮ ... seathan... 2011/11/15 14:31:03
  • seathan... Tony ☮ ... 2011/11/15 21:10:35
    True enough. Unfortunately, you just know that "House" will end with Gregory magically finding Jesus. I can't believe an American network has let the show go on this long with an outright atheist lead character - though of course, they have made him a miserable SOB, so maybe that's why they made him be an atheist. Cheers.
  • Raule Duke Tony ☮ ... 2011/11/16 07:30:10
    Raule Duke
    and so you would like to replace them in that role
  • Tony ☮ ... Raule Duke 2011/11/16 12:55:30
    Tony ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    Being more of an Anarchist I'd say we could do without them altogether.
  • ToNyZ 2011/11/15 03:17:33
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2011/11/15 03:09:59
  • Woman o... ♒ßεllεc... 2011/11/15 03:13:14
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    That sucks!!
  • ♒ßεllεc... Woman o... 2011/11/15 03:14:25
  • Woman o... ♒ßεllεc... 2011/11/15 03:24:10
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    I am so pissed right now,,grrrrrr
  • ♒ßεllεc... Woman o... 2011/11/15 03:27:03
  • Woman o... ♒ßεllεc... 2011/11/15 03:30:54
    Woman of many faces~ijm
    Aw..thank you!

    little girls hugging
  • apachehellfire65 2011/11/15 02:59:06
    YES THE LAW SHOULD BE CHANGED! i had a friend who's dad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. he was also a diabetic. when the time was getting close and he was starting to suffer. he filled a syringe with air and shot it into his vein. killed him in minutes.
  • Lady Wh... apacheh... 2011/11/15 13:47:39
    Lady Whitewolf

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