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    (Original post by sweetqueen)
    No they shouldn't. It's selfish to kill yourself.
    It's selfish to force someone to endure unimaginable pain and suffering because of your beliefs.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    I'm against involuntary euthanasia though.
    Let me say, if it were not implied already, I'm, of course, against involuntary euthansia too. Such deaths should be treated as murder, as indeed they are.
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    in theory, the idea of empowering people to help themselves die is good, in practise it w ould never work i dont believe
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    To be fair i think its a personal choice why live in pain or deep unhappiness or a poor quality of life
    My mum has already told me if she got alzeimers (dodgy spelling i have no idea how its spelt !) and forgot who me or my brother was shes said take me 2 Switzerland
    i dont care if its legal or not i would do it for her !!
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    (Original post by MSB)
    The 'Right to Euthanasia' is overruled by the 'Right to Not Be Killed'.
    People don't have to use their rights. Everyone has the right to healthcare, but you don't have to have healthcare if you don't want to. Everyone has the right to free speech but if you don't want to talk you don't have to. You can lock yourself in your room forever even if you have the right to roam freely. As long as you're a consenting adult you can do what you like with your rights, including rejecting them.
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    (Original post by jermaindefoe)
    in theory, the idea of empowering people to help themselves die is good, in practise it w ould never work i dont believe
    It works rather well in Switzerland. There have been no cases of people being killed without full consent (and medical records etc.).
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    What if Euthanasi is misused??
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    If there's no way a person would ever be able to get well again to a good standard of living, then I think they should be able to have the choice of whether to continue their life or not.
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    (Original post by DaniLou17)
    To be fair i think its a personal choice why live in pain or deep unhappiness or a poor quality of life
    My mum has already told me if she got alzeimers (dodgy spelling i have no idea how its spelt !) and forgot who me or my brother was shes said take me 2 Switzerland
    i dont care if its legal or not i would do it for her !!
    are you trying to get rid of her?
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    (Original post by missygeorgia)
    People don't have to use their rights. Everyone has the right to healthcare, but you don't have to have healthcare if you don't want to.
    Indeed, some fundamentalist Christians have died through not accepting blood transfusions as doing so would apparently be against their beliefs. The law has upheld their right not to accept treatment.
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    Obviously, I disagree, so in what ways, do you believe, are the dynamics different?
    For a start, consensual sex isn't a last resort for when the object (who would otherwise have been raped) is unable to pleasure themselves. Consensual sex isn't only a dual activity because of the undesired requirement for an extra party caused by the diminished capacity of their partner.
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    (Original post by jismith1989)
    I don't think they'll care where the heck they've been buried once they're gone. You can throw me to the wolves when I've croaked for all I care.
    Lol, i agree with this sentiment, im not at all religous and feel that once im dead, (i hope they make sure im dead) i couldn't care less what they did with body, burn it, bury it, throw it in the sea.
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    (Original post by Remarqable M)
    What if Euthanasi is misused??
    Those who misuse it would be convicted under the current murder laws.
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    (Original post by missygeorgia)
    People don't have to use their rights. Everyone has the right to healthcare, but you don't have to have healthcare if you don't want to. Everyone has the right to free speech but if you don't want to talk you don't have to. You can lock yourself in your room forever even if you have the right to roam freely. As long as you're a consenting adult you can do what you like with your rights, including rejecting them.
    But it is not a question of actively using or not using your Right to Not Be Killed, because you are giving the agency over to the person with the syringe. If you were able to choose whether you could exercise or not that particular right, you wouldn't be in the situation where you needed to be euthanised by someone else.
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    (Original post by A.galloway)
    Lol, i agree with this sentiment, im not at all religous and feel that once im dead, (i hope they make sure im dead) i couldn't care less what they did with body, burn it, bury it, throw it in the sea.
    how can you imagine that horrible thoughts, anyways wouldn't you rather want to be buried and not burned or left in the sea?
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    If the right to life exists then so should the right to death. However, at the heart of liberal thinking is that right to property aka ones own body, therefore while it may be alright for someone to take their own life. Euthanasia is wrong as if effects someones right to property (control over their own body.) I still though personally agree with the principle Euthanasia.
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    (Original post by Remarqable M)
    are you trying to get rid of her?
    Ha!! noooooo no way my mums like my best friend it would be the hardest thing id ever have to do but if she wanted it i would do it

    anyways shes only like 40 iv got a good few years yet !!!
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    (Original post by MSB)
    For a start, consensual sex isn't a last resort for when the object (who would otherwise have been raped) is unable to pleasure themselves. Consensual sex isn't only a dual activity because of the undesired requirement for an extra party caused by the diminished capacity of their partner.
    Well, consensual sex can be a last resort for those who are unable to pleasure themselves: a disabled man may call an escort girl to pleasure him etc., it's not unknown.

    Ultimately, I don't see that any of the potential problems need to be reason for our discarding the idea. A car can be a lethal weapon in the wrong hands. With strong regulation and enforcement, there would be little room for abuse.
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    I would campaign for it! I'm sure a lot of people would, we just need to organise ourselves. I think the majority of people are for it.
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    Assisted suicide, on tap, should be made legal, available and easy for anyone who wants it. Euthanasia is also a human right. A right to life means a right to reject it I'm sure I can't be the only one on here who has promised to take a relative to Dignitas or partake in some sort of assisted suicide to a loved one - in an ideal world that burden wouldn't be on us, and one could just book oneself into a clinic or someone else could on the back of a living will and they could end it. Sadly thats not so yet, so the family or best friends have to take responsibility.
 
 
 
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