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    An unnamed family have been accused of assisting the suicide of a paraplegic woman, after a video emerged of them throwing the sufferer from a bridge.

    The woman was found dead in the ravine over a month ago, and the investigation into her death initially concluded that it was a suicide, after a suicide note was found.

    However, a video emerged of her family assisting her suicide, by throwing her off of a bridge over the ravine. Assisted suicide is illegal in Michigan, and is regarded as either manslaughter or even murder, with a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
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    You're not allowed to help but They are allowed to commit If They are ill? What are the chances of being filmed doing that...
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    I wonder why they chose to do it in such a painful way.

    Shame that was the paraplegic's only chance to pass if that's what they wantd.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    I wonder why they chose to do it in such a painful way.

    Shame that was the paraplegic's only chance to pass if that's what they wantd.
    I thought this as well. No guarantee they didn't lay there in agony before dying. I don't know how I feel about allowing euthanasia, I can't decide if the risks are worth the benefits, but no one should be at the point where they're forced into a painful and terrifying death and no family should be prosecuted for doing the compassionate thing.
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    I wonder why they chose to do it in such a painful way.

    Shame that was the paraplegic's only chance to pass if that's what they wantd.
    Its a shame that we make it so difficult for people to choose to end their lives in a dignified manner.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Its a shame that we make it so difficult for people to choose to end their lives in a dignified manner.
    Courtesy of an episode of QI I watched the other night

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthan...hanasia_device

    If that is indeed the same device they were talking about on the show, it asks you three questions that contain little to no ambiguity concerning the results of what using the device will be (basically, "if you use this device you will die. Is that what you want?", "If you click 'proceed' on the next page, you will die. Is that what you want?", and "u sure fam?". I've paraphrased out of an inability to remember the exact questions), though as one guest on the show pointed out "I'm assuming Amazon aren't stocking them?".

    There are ways and means, but I'm with you on this: why the government(s) of the world are making it so difficult for people who consciously want to die achieve their goal instead of living their lives in misery, I have no idea. I'd argue that it's actually more immoral to prevent someone in that situation from ending their lives than it is from making sure that they endure their suffering by keeping them alive.
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    That poor fam just tried to give her what she wanted
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    hecc I didn't expect the audience to that big wtf
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    That poor fam just tried to give her what she wanted

    hecc I didn't expect the audience to that big wtf
    It was big enough for them not to notice someone filming them.

    Actually, its possible that they wanted to be filmed - if I had to guess, I'd say that this is part of a longer video, where the suicidee gave her consent for the 'suicide' before this clip, in case the family were taken to court over her assisted suicide.

    Ironic, since the video is how they were caught.
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    (Original post by Anfanny)
    You're not allowed to help but They are allowed to commit If They are ill? What are the chances of being filmed doing that...
    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    I wonder why they chose to do it in such a painful way.

    Shame that was the paraplegic's only chance to pass if that's what they wantd.
    (Original post by doodle_333)
    I thought this as well. No guarantee they didn't lay there in agony before dying. I don't know how I feel about allowing euthanasia, I can't decide if the risks are worth the benefits, but no one should be at the point where they're forced into a painful and terrifying death and no family should be prosecuted for doing the compassionate thing.
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    Courtesy of an episode of QI I watched the other night

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euthan...hanasia_device

    If that is indeed the same device they were talking about on the show, it asks you three questions that contain little to no ambiguity concerning the results of what using the device will be (basically, "if you use this device you will die. Is that what you want?", "If you click 'proceed' on the next page, you will die. Is that what you want?", and "u sure fam?". I've paraphrased out of an inability to remember the exact questions), though as one guest on the show pointed out "I'm assuming Amazon aren't stocking them?".

    There are ways and means, but I'm with you on this: why the government(s) of the world are making it so difficult for people who consciously want to die achieve their goal instead of living their lives in misery, I have no idea. I'd argue that it's actually more immoral to prevent someone in that situation from ending their lives than it is from making sure that they endure their suffering by keeping them alive.
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    That poor fam just tried to give her what she wanted

    hecc I didn't expect the audience to that big wtf
    Guys he's trolling you. It has been edited to look like that, the story is completely false. The person was bungee jumping. Watch this video:

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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    Guys he's trolling you. It has been edited to look like that, the story is completely false. The person was bungee jumping. Watch this video:

    Spoilsport :mad:

    There is a reason I posted this to Chat... and at night. 'Twas put into pre-moderation because I had a video in the OP, and then it was moved here.

    Honestly surprised it took this long for you guys to call it out.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Spoilsport :mad:

    There is a reason I posted this to Chat...

    Honestly surprised it took this long for you guys to call it out.
    God how did I not notice lmao fml

    You started a really stimulating debate tho good job
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    (Original post by Retired_Messiah)
    God how did I not notice lmao fml

    You started a really stimulating debate tho good job
    Its such a ridiculous story I made up :rofl:

    I should have at least said it was in Russia, not the US. This kind of stuff probably does go on in Russia, although there aren't nearly enough vodka bottles in the video.


    But if you think that was a stimulating debate, check out this animal rights debate:

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4480414
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    Guys he's trolling you. It has been edited to look like that, the story is completely false. The person was bungee jumping. Watch this video:

    Haha, if I'd actually watched the video I'd have realised that >.< That vid's years old.
 
 
 
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