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Hey guys I wanted to hear about all of your views on right to die. I have a relative who is currently in a very serious position and he cannot be saved as per the doctor. What do you think?
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In principle I am for it, but the practicalities, especially regarding the increased marginalisation of already marginalised people, mean I am not sure that it can be implemented in a way that I'd be comfortable with.

Then again, perfection is seldom found in any process in life (or indeed death)
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If i’m suffering severely and i ask you to let me die then you let me die...
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If everyone has the right to live, everyone has the right to die when they choose as well. Obviously it's an extremely complicated matter and there will always be the ethical issue of consent and understanding but I don't see why someone with a painful, terminal illness - for example - should be forced to suffer through it.
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I don’t see why anyone should get to dictate when someone else can die.
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I agree with the idea of self-determination , the person should choose if they want to die etc

Ethically assisted death is difficult and at present the law doesn’t allow it as far as I am aware . Furthermore the laws around capacity , and best interest will most likely be used in such situations.

On the other hand we also have to ensure that the choice is the individuals and there’s to make alone free of coercion, pressure etc

Overall I agree with the idea of dignity in death but the practicalities of its implementation in regards to killings oneself are a legal and ethical mine field at present. I feel that everyone should be able to live and die in anyway they choose with dignity free of pressure and coercion.
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If i’m suffering severely and i ask you to let me die then you let me die...
What if you are medically incurable. What's your say then?
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I agree with the idea of self-determination , the person should choose if they want to die etc

Ethically assisted death is difficult and at present the law doesn’t allow it as far as I am aware . Furthermore the laws around capacity , and best interest will most likely be used in such situations.

On the other hand we also have to ensure that the choice is the individuals and there’s to make alone free of coercion, pressure etc

Overall I agree with the idea of dignity in death but the practicalities of its implementation in regards to killings oneself are a legal and ethical mine field at present. I feel that everyone should be able to live and die in anyway they choose with dignity free of pressure and coercion.
I believe that medically assisted dying should be available to all mentally competent adults with incurable health problems that reduce their quality of life permanently below the level they are willing to accept, provided this is their own persistent request. Unlike Dignity in Dying (the largest UK assisted dying campaign group), I do not think this option should be restricted to those who are terminally ill with a prognosis of 6 months or less. Many people are left incurably suffering for longer than 6 months. Doctors are not always able to give an accurate 6 month prognosis. Doctor opposition to the 6 month criterion was one of the reasons why recent attempts to introduce assisted dying legislation was rejected.{This was from the campaign My Death, My Decision, I don't support or follow them just wanted to put this out there}
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only God decides who lives and who dies, no one else.
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only God decides who lives and who dies, no one else.
Not even ourselves?
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Not even ourselves?
not even ourselves.
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only God decides who lives and who dies, no one else.
Murderers presumably do. As does, like, anyone who eats food or drinks water.
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Murderers presumably do. As does, like, anyone who eats food or drinks water.
God ultimately decides.
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God ultimately decides.
God forces people to murder against their free will? Interesting view.
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God forces people to murder against their free will? Interesting view.
yeah, I didn't say that... nevermind 😁
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Hey guys I wanted to hear about all of your views on right to die. I have a relative who is currently in a very serious position and he cannot be saved as per the doctor. What do you think?
I do think that if someone is in pain and has lost all will from illness then they should have the right to end their life
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