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Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

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  • +38 +65 -27 Me Nov. 28, 2016
    "Why should a person suffer with a terminal illness or suffer extreme pain whith no quality of life having to depend on others for help. When you know deep down inside you'd rather be some were else. And you know its true. But we have to stick around and suffer cause of your opinion? And don't even try and say as I have heard so many times "I know how you feel". Do realize what your are saying. Trust me step in my shoes just for just one minute and I guarantee you will be begging for a bullet. All so you can feel better about your self. How selfish. So you can sleep better. Look im a Christian my self. And yes I have been a student of the Bible. Was thinking on being a pastor and all. Then bam! Your whole life changes in an instant. And by the way their is no scripture on suicide. Murder is to kill another. To lie and wait. Even crimes of passion are not considered murder. Its called man slaughter cause you are not in your right mind when you comment the act. Or it was unintentional. Our Father will sort them out. But their is not one verse on one ending one's life period. Even in Bible times their was mercy on the battle field. And if you can find scripture then how did I miss it for over 20yrs of study. And not milk but strong meat"
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    • +2 +2 0 Open-minded Opossum Jan. 24, 2018
      "My thinking exactly. Why on earth do people feel that FORCING someone to suffer in pain, slowly deteriorating until death is more ethical than allowing them the CHOICE to end their life? In my opinion, people who are on the Con side are not empathizing with the patients at all."
    • +1 +1 0 Matthew Sep. 13, 2018
      "Eventually, said person could lose whats left of their humanity. One can only go through so much pain before said person will mentally change even just a bit or at all. The point is, it hurts to see a loved one, really anyone at all in a state of dire pain. However, none can amount to the actual patient and thus not many see it that way."
    • -3 +1 -4 mmm Dec. 5, 2017
      "yes theres no scripture on committing suicide but God sees life as a precious gift and if you die from a disease you have a hope of everlasting life because you then payed for all your sins but if you kill yourself thats your decision and Jehovah is not gong to bring you back."
  • +33 +51 -18 Jesse Oct. 25, 2016
    "I watched and heard my father beg for the opportunity to end his suffering. Instead of being able to provide him with a way out of the pain of bone and lung cancer, I had to tell him there was nothing more that could be done and watch him go downhill and live out the last month of his life in constant horrible pain which prescription pain pills and IV's couldn't touch. We MUST provide this CHOICE when patients are struggling with terminal illnesses which have no cure. They must be able to CHOOSE just has they have the ability to CHOOSE not to continue treatment. Why should we say people can make one CHOICE but not the other?"
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  • +17 +29 -12 Pina schott Oct. 31, 2016
    "Yes! My grandmother is 96 3/4 years old. She has just been admitted to a nursing home and in great pain. How is it we can put a dog down they are in pain, yet we need to sit by and watch our elders suffer?"
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    • +5 +5 0 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "A great example, Pina. It is true that the lethal sedation of pets in pain is perfectly legal and widely accepted; why can;t it be the same way for humans who are in pain, and terminally ill to boot?"
  • +11 +21 -10 Elijah Dec. 8, 2016
    "Euthanasia should be legalized. Who are we to tell someone that they cannot die when they are suffering? Imagine you only had a few months to live due to a terminal illness and your pain creates an unbearable existence. You might want the right to die without suffering. You would not deny yourself that right, so don't deny others that right."
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  • +11 +23 -12 nancy Dec. 3, 2016
    "I support Death with Dignity, because it allows each individual to choose when and how to end their lives. As well as the opportunity to say good bye and be mentally able to understand and come to terms with death. Versus not knowing when you will die and how much pain you will have to endure to get to your last breath. I have had three loves ones die from terminally ill disease and I believe if they had any other choice they might have chosen to end their lives with dignity rather then be in pain or left to die stricken to a bed."
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  • +10 +27 -17 william Jul. 20, 2016
    "my body my choice ... only I know when I have no more quality of life ..."
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    • +1 +1 0 Colbt S. May. 15, 2018
      "That first part almost sounded like an abortion augment."
  • +8 +18 -10 Ana Dec. 12, 2016
    "Everyone deserves to live a life full of dignity and respect with this in mind the same rules apply to death. No one has the right to choose how much suffering you have to go thru before it is "ok" to die."
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  • +6 +20 -14 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
    "When concerning the moral best interests of patients suffering from terminal illness, Euthanasia is more of a last resort than it is a definitive answer. Patients with death unquestionably in their future should at the very least be given this choice as to not experience a longer period of suffering; if I had something like terminal cancer, and I was laying there in a hospital bed, knowing I was going to die, I would choose physician assisted suicide. It would leave me to be less of a financial drain on my family, as well as less pain in the long-run. Those who do choose this manner of assisted dying usually feel a lack of control, and I'd rather keep my dignity by having control over how I die. Consider it having the "last laugh" over my illness, if you will. Personally, it just doesn't make sense to deny patients the right to end their suffering and force them to continue being in pain even longer, when both the physician and the patient know that death will be waiting at the end of the road either way."
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  • +4 +12 -8 First Time Viewer Dec. 7, 2016
    "Its not really murder if the person wants it. well, my opinion that it isnt."
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  • +4 +18 -14 A Sep. 19, 2016
    "Basically im sick of OTHER people saying I have to suffer because they dont want me to die because oh no their emotions will be hurt.

    LET people choose what they want to do........please......

    PLEASE.....let me die!!!!

    Im sorry if you want to live and for some reason dont want me to die...

    WHY.

    WHY do you want me to suffer until liver cancer or lung cancer kills me ?

    WHY!?!?!?"
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    • -2 +2 -4 B Feb. 21, 2017
      "because we do, thats why!!!"
  • +2 +6 -4 Sara May. 11, 2018
    "I feel that it should be legalized death is a choice that we should be able to make for ourselves. If someone was suffering wouldn't you want them to be at peace if that's what they want. Its not for everyone but if it was legal that doesn't mean you have to choose to have that happen. You can still make the choice so i feel it should be given for those who want it."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Someone May. 10, 2018
    "Imagine, everyday, you are suffering. You sit in a hospital bed in pain. As the minutes tick by you pray for a cure, but none comes. You are hooked up to machines to help you breathe, to help you eat and drink. You cannot leave the machines or you die. You lye in agony with all purpose to life lost. By now it´s been a while since you've had visitors who were not doctors checking on you. Do you really want to grow old sitting there? Never even doing anything… just sitting? The answer is most likely NO. Your not actually living, you are just alive. Assisted suicide isn't as bad as it sounds. The true definition is the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, affected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose."
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  • +2 +16 -14 Mary Aug. 18, 2016
    "My body, my life, government and religion butt out."
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  • +1 +3 -2 evan May. 18, 2018
    "it should be allowed for those wirh untreatable diseases and those over 90"
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  • +1 +10 -9 Damien Amiel Feb. 7, 2017
    "I believe it's up to the patient. They're the one enduring it, after all if all you do is endure, it's not really living, is it? I'm not saying that they should die if they're suffering, I'm just saying that they should have a choice. If it's illegal to kill people, which it is, then they shouldn't allow it unless it has consent. I don't really know at all how much agony they're going through and I don't want to. In the end it's their choice. Think of it as a funeral, you have different options don't you? I'm not comparing the PAS as a funeral, I'm just stating that there's different options. Sure it'll be painful letting someone go, but if all you do is try to hold on aren't you being selfish? I also can agree with this person, "They put dogs down, why not humans?" Sure that sounds cruel at first but I think it's truly up to them. I'm not saying people are dogs, I'm just saying that dogs have reactions to pain, right? So do humans, don't let them suffer..."
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  • +1 +9 -8 Conrad Nov. 26, 2016
    "I believe a person has the right to end their life with dignity if and when they want, at any time for any reason."
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  • +1 +12 -11 Mike Jul. 17, 2016
    "Healthy people should not be making decisions for those terminaly ill ! EVER"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Victor Greywolf Jul. 4, 2018
    "You know what? There is something that never ceases to amaze me. People say they want limited government, and have people have the right to choose what they do with their lives, but things such as this, they all of a sudden come up with the most juvenile argument there is: The "god" argument. I mean, that alone is the most juvenile argument there is as to why PAS shouldn't be legalized. I've seen it on the should under god be in the pledge, abortions, and all that. Is that the only thing. Newsflash for people: Not everyone is interested in religion. There are more Atheists in this country than there are of you, and we aren't interested in that juvenile thing. Come on, people. What are you really afraid of, by giving people the dignity with death act? We do it to pets, why can't we do it with say sick relatives, or people who want to die with dignity? Letting a person live through suffering, whether physical or mental is sadistic beyond belief. Nobody should tell a person, or force a person who doesn't want to live to do it, because it satisfies a so-called "higher" power. Put yourself in that persons shoes when you think about this. People should have the right to die, if they want. THAT is TRUE freedom."
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  • 0 +2 -2 opinion Jun. 14, 2018
    "If someone wants to end their life, they are going to do it. Assisted suicide only makes the process better for the patient and the family. denying someone the legal right to end the suffering is not going to prevent them from ending it themselves. Would you rather spend the time sitting next to your loved one and share those last minutes together making them smile and feel safe or walk in their bedroom one morning and find them dead? your life= your decision. keep your religion or political beliefs out of it."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Victor Greywolf May. 26, 2018
    "The pros have it right. I mean, the god arguments are both totally infantile and imbecile types. There is no god. I hate to disappoint you,. antis, but it's the truth. If a person has severe depression, or is suffering from a disease that is not treatable, or they choose to want to go away, shouldn't they have that right? I mean, when you put in the god argument, or scripture, it sounds very juvenile, and quite frankly, almost laughable at best. The fact of the matter is, if you want to insure the freedoms of people, you have to allow them the right to end their lives. The states that allow it have it right first and foremost, and not the people who try this "god" angle. Is that the only argument that you people have for being against it? Can't you come up with another argument other than that for why euthanization shouldn't be allowed? We euthanize pets when it is time. Why can't that be done for people? It would be more compassionate and humane to allow that, and also, if people have homicidal tendencies, it would prevent future murderer such as Eric and Dylan, and who knows how many others. Something to think about."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Lorena May. 8, 2018
    "Its your life you can choose what you want to do with it, the goverment should not be able to choose your destiny."
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  • 0 +3 -3 theresa Apr. 26, 2018
    "I am almost 60 and have worked, fought and tried my whole life to help people, make something out of my life, etc. All those people I've helped don't have time to help me when I need it. Whenever I think there might be some small thing I can hold on to that will bring me a little happiness, it falls apart. I have been on medication therapy, etc. STOP blaming me for the crap that keeps happening! I have tried and continue to try. I WANT something good, but after 60 years, I think that's long enough. If anybody really cared about me, they would be trying to help me. No therapist, psychiatrist or other professional has ever been able to do anything other than tell me other people have it worse. So what? That doesn't make my life, health, loneliness, etc. any better. People whose lives are decent have no right to judge those of us whose luck (or whatever you want to call it) is a lifelong toilet flush."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Victor Greywolf Apr. 9, 2018
    "There are diseases and/or illnesses that are too far gone that can't be cured, and letting the person suffer is an even worse thing than dignity with death, as the antis put it. There are people with severe depression, and mental illnesses that are beyond help that want to end it. This god arguments that you antis use are very infantile, and quite frankly, very laughable. People should have the right to death with dignity if they so choose it. I mean, if you were in the same situation and suffering with these problems such as terminal cancer, or severe depression, or whatever, wouldn't you want to help yourself end your life with dignity, and be at peace? There is nothing more compassionate than allowing a person to end their lives with peace, and knowing you let them go. After all, animals are put to sleep and very few people have a beef with that. Why can't we do the same for people. People deserve peace, and a right to end in a peaceful way. Sure there might be sadness, but isn't it even more sad for a person to live life, both suffering and in misery? it's pretty sadistic and a terrible way to go, if they go. I think people should have the death with dignity act.

    Have a great 2018 and beyond."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
    "Some of these con arguments are absolutely absurd. The government deciding who lives and dies? How would that in any way occur from letting doctors prescribe suicide medication to patients who asked for it and are about to die anyway? Half of these arguments are nothing but straight up strawmen and slippery slopes. Assisted suicide lets people who are dying soon regardless choose their own death with less pain and more dignity and there is little evidence suggesting it's been abused in places where it exists."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Sarah Mar. 23, 2018
    "Its not your choice to decide the fate of another. Could you imagine living everyday suffering from a terminal illness in pain feeling like your body is being torn apart hour by hour just to repeat the process again the next day for however much time you have left? Why should these people have to suffer just because assisted suicide is deemed to be horrible thing. Its not murder if the patient decides to want this option. Get over yourselves because if you were on your death bed im sure most of you would take the easiest, painless option."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Karen W. Mar. 15, 2018
    "It is time the public realized that many mental illnesses are not adequately controlled by medications and are often incurable. Yet, those of us who have tried all therapies but wish to end our lives must PAINFULLY struggle on. We must have euthanasia or physician assisted suicide for non-terminal mental illness legalized, to stop our suffering. Please help us."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 18, 2018
      "I couldn't agree more. There are those who can't be helped Therapy doesn't always work, and many times, people can't be helped, and with euthanization, those people can prevent being a danger to society. Themselves wouldn't count.

      The euthanization would be a more humane thing to do. Forget the god argument, as far as why euthanization shouldn't be legalized. It only exasturbates the problem more. What needs to be done in order to make it legal is for people to be sure. Only those with those problems can be sure. Medication is at best a hinderance, and causes more problems than stops them. By also giving them the opportunity to have that, it will be more beneficial to society.

      Good call, Karen W. I salute you."
  • 0 +3 -3 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "After seeing all of the pain my father had to go through, I know it would have been better if he could have peacefully passed away, rather than constantly debating whether or not to gruesomely take away his own life. His children could have said their proper goodbyes and been comforted that he would no longer be in any emotional or physical pain.

    In the letter he left with his body, he specifically told everyone that there was nothing more anyone could have done. It was much too hard for him and we did all we could. On another note, because he shot himself in the head, we were unable to have an open-casket for friends and family to say goodbye. This was really hard on me because my grandparents cremated him, for it was the cheapest option, but if he hadn't died this way, we would have had an open-casket ceremony."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Amey Mar. 15, 2018
    "Right to die has many benefits to our society. It should end people suffering. Anne G is suffering from terminal disease called Motor Neurone Disease and isn't able to end her life peacefully. Motor Neurone Disease affects the nerves in the body. Those nerves weaken all the parts of the body, making the patient unable to speak, walk, or even breath.
    Doctors are bound to an oath called the hippocratic oath, which states "do no harm". Everyday Anne is suffering from multiple things like gasping for breath and not being able to speak. This is causing her mental stress knowing that she will die with pain. This sickness is affecting the quality of her life. If doctors in situations like these really want to do no harm to their patients they should be able to prescribe the medicine to allow their patient to die peacefully.
    The 14th amendment grants all US citizens the right of life, liberty, and property. If a person's life quality isn't good and they are not happy because of a terminal sickness than why should they be alive in pain? If that is the situation then they should have the liberty of making the choice of ending their life so they don't have to suffer anymore. In Anne's case she is not given that liberty."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Kendrick R. Mar. 14, 2018
    "Euthanasia should be legal because a death by someone you can trust to make it painless is better than take your own life and make it painful."
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  • 0 +2 -2 Macy K. Mar. 13, 2018
    "The right to die medication should be more available for people who need it. Even though it is legal to die with dignity, it still takes way too long for these patients to get a hold of the medicine. Also, the medicine shouldn't only be given to people with a certain amount of time to live. We can't put caution tape around a person's life decisions. If they think this is how they want to die, then they should be able to do what they want.
    Dying of natural causes is added stress onto the patient and the family. The hospital bills and constant pain for both sides of the situation can be unbearable. Just because you won't get arrested for helping someone in the state of Colorado, does not mean it is "not suggested" by the doctor to not take the medicine.The 14th amendment says, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;" Meaning that no state has the power to take away the basic rights of a United States citizen, which in this case, all but 6 states have.
    This medicine needs to overall be more available. Chemo and other sources of therapy can only do so much."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Trinity S. Feb. 14, 2018
    "I feel that if the patient suffers from a painful illness and they wish to end it all, it's their choice. And as a medical professional their wished should always come first."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Diego Oct. 24, 2017
    "If you are pro life good for you, but do it with your life not mine. Stop acting like human life is so beyond valuable. If a man or women wants to end his life on this Earth and doesn't have the ability to kill himself it should be free to the public if wanted to Assisted Suicide."
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Simply written and beautifully expressed. Exactly my position. Thank you!"
  • 0 +8 -8 Victor Greywolf Nov. 4, 2016
    "I agree with a lot of the mentality of the pros. It is YOUR life, and as such, if you feel the need to end it, for whatever reason you should. This has nothing to do with "god" as the antis put it. There is more to it than that. I am sure this "god, that you claim gave you life. (We all know it was sex acts without protection that did it, only some believe something else to lessen the reality of it.) The truth of the matter is, it is your life, and if you are suffering from a debilitating illness, and/or severe depression and want to end your life, since people are allowed freedom of choice, shouldn't that include ending life with dignity? As far as diseases go, we know when it is our time, and if it is our time, we need to go, regardless of belief or not. Besides, it lessens the trauma of finding our loved ones somewhere dead, and having that haunting us. It is better that we have the right to end our lives. Please, antis, come up with better arguments than the "god" angle, since it is monotonous, and repetitive. If there were cures, they would've happened already for people, but they didn't. Why? Maybe because of some bizarre reason, or because life is sadistic. The point is we have the right to end our lives if we so choose."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Adriana Wiggins Nov. 2, 2016
    "I think it is a good thing because nobody wants a painful death"
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  • 0 +8 -8 Alexis Olds Nov. 1, 2016
    "I believe Euthanasia should be legal, but only for terminally ill people. Yes, I may be young and influence-filled but I do have my own opinion on this. It should only be for people of the age of 18+ for own choice. If once is under 18 the parents decide on whether the child wants to or not. But only if the child agrees."
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  • 0 +5 -5 Dan Oct. 28, 2016
    "It's their choice. Why should it be someone else's choice to say that they continue to suffer?"
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  • 0 +6 -6 k spart Oct. 22, 2016
    "I watched my wife die from parkinsons while under the care of Hospice in a nursing home.. It was a slow death, additionally having to put her under medicaid ruined me financially."
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  • 0 +8 -8 Valerie Oct. 19, 2016
    "I don't care what someone wants to do with their own body, nor would I want someone to care what I want to do with my body."
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  • 0 +9 -9 anonymous Oct. 18, 2016
    "yes because, if their life sucks that much they cant even kill themselves that it is just time to declare death and stop wasting time."
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  • 0 +6 -6 Potatto Mann Oct. 14, 2016
    "I think that people can do whatever they want to. But if they are really suffering, they can end it. It is sad because once you do it, there is no turning back."
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  • 0 +7 -7 corin Oct. 14, 2016
    "Why not let them do what they want to do jeez"
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  • 0 +11 -11 carmen Oct. 14, 2016
    "Yes because if somone want to die...but doesnt have the strength to kill themselves, but they have a really good reason then why not help them give them what they want"
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  • 0 +10 -10 Brittannee Oct. 11, 2016
    "if you believe you are suffering too much to be able to live, you should able to die before you have no option. Peoples families can keep them on life support for months and they have no choice. if you feel that you have fulfilled your life, that you are very ill, and that is your time, you should be able to choose."
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  • 0 +8 -8 Jason Oct. 11, 2016
    "I believe everyone as a humman being has the basic right to choose live or die, when extreme suffering is falling on an individual, who can say that I do not give you the right to deliver your soul from endless anguish of this physical body?"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Marval Oct. 9, 2016
    "Most definitely pro euthanasia! We protect our pets from undue suffering at the end of their lives, and I firmly believe that we should allow humans the same relief if they are in pain and unable to control bodily functions. Not only is the patient miserable, it's sheer hell to watch someone you care for suffer."
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  • 0 +8 -8 DEB, RN Oct. 7, 2016
    "I am a RN with palliative care and Hosparus experience. Very simply, dying is part of living. The term "suicide" describes a depressed person. A terminally ill person should have the right to decide when the suffering and loss of dignity have become too great. We were not meant to live as long as we do now---medicine & doctors playing god have gotten in the way of the natural order. Plus, we as a society are making our elderly with chronic pain suffer even more with our ever increasing restrictions on pain control. As a society, we are more compassionate to our pets than we are to each other."
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  • 0 +9 -9 Charlotte Oct. 7, 2016
    "I support this because I know way too many people who have been in so much pain at the end of their life. I think it is selfish of the family to force their loved ones to continue to live with this pain."
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  • 0 +8 -8 JG Oct. 7, 2016
    "Yes, because if it was a medical condition, one could survive, putting them down would be the only option."
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  • 0 +8 -8 John Parkinson, MD Oct. 3, 2016
    "As a doctor, I have seen tooo many persons reach the point that total dependency is their life now. Families have lost all that the person spent years working for go up in care and NH fee when the pt had voiced for years he/she would not want that. We offer more compassion to our pets than to humans. It takes more than a heart beat to be "alive". THERE IS NO DIGNITY IN HAVING TO HAVE SOMEONE WIPE YOUR ASS, FEED YOU, ETC.AND YOU NOT EVEN AWARE."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Jonah G Sep. 30, 2016
    "Euthanasia should be legal, as having someone suffer for weeks without any alternative is just plain cruel. If someone truly wishes such a penalty on themselves to escape the pain of the present, who am I to deny them that right? For most patients, their only choice other than euthanasia is death after a week or 2 in pain. They don't have a chance to get better. Things aren't going to better, so ending it now is better for the family members, who don't want to watch a loved one in constant agony for a week, followed by a slow death."
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  • 0 +11 -11 Laura Sep. 28, 2016
    "If euthanasia became legal it would be an option to terminally ill people in tremendous pain, no one you don't have to participate in it if you are against it. Also, who are we to force someone to stay a live against their will when they are in pain?"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Eric Aug. 29, 2016
    "When you live in torture every day it is a no brainer that there should be some help to end ones life without the messy bullet to the head option. Like Nembutol for example."
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  • 0 +9 -9 gail freidenrich Aug. 14, 2016
    "i am unhappy that the state regulates all of our activities. i would like the privilege of dying a happy and peaceful death
    with my family and friends in attendance, without drugs to put me out of my mind ( and pain). i prefer to go before the pain begins and when i've simply had enough. i want to control my own body. after abortion is legal..."
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  • 0 +9 -9 Steve Houghtaling Aug. 11, 2016
    "Because only I have the right to say if I live or die. It is definitely dignity related but also financial. Why should I be kept alive only to incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills? Why? Because the doctors and hospitals need to pay their exorbatant insurance bills and build new wings onto their buildings! It is completely profit driven rhetoric to argue the con side of this!"
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  • 0 +6 -6 Becky Jul. 28, 2016
    "A woman can decide over the life within here whether to end it or not. That's deciding on ANOTHER life, not your own. If this is legal, why can't we decide on our OWN life under certain circumstances!"
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  • -1 +3 -4 leslie May. 3, 2018
    "Why would you want to watch someone suffer. Plus,it is there life is not yours. They can decide whether they want to or not want to live when they have been given a death sentence."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Tyler Mar. 13, 2018
    "I am for Right to Die. This is a line commonly used in a hippocratic oath, the oath doctors take when leaving med school. The hippocratic oath should be changed nationwide to support doctors who practice in states with the End of Life Options Act.
    First, the End of Life Options Act is an act that makes it legal for physicians to administer end of life medicine to a patient with a terminal illness who needs it. The medicine peacefully kills the user quickly. It is illegal in most states, but some states are starting to legalize the End of Life Options Act.
    Also, doctors swear by the hippocratic oath. If a patient needs end of life medicine, and the doctor swore by the hippocratic oath of a school in a state without the End of Life Options Act, then it becomes a conflict of interests. If the patient is terminally ill, has many reasons to want the end of life medicine, and is in a state the End of Life Options Act is legalized. On the other hand, the doctor swore to not administer or suggest the use of end of life medicine. This results in a conflict of interests so another doctor would have to be assigned to the case. Therefore, the original doctor loses money, experience, and credibility."
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  • -1 +2 -3 Marisa Bracke Mar. 13, 2018
    "When people are in great pain when ill, we as citizens should support patients making their own decisions. The fourteenth amendment states, "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the united States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within a jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws(US Const. amend. XIV, sec. 1)." No one can deprive anyone of life, therefore if you don't have a good quality of life, you have the right to end it. Lots of people are given medication to expand their life. When we give these people medication we are extending their life , instead of them dying of natural causes. In the hippocratic oath, it states harm no life. When we keep suffering people alive, it is doing more harm then if you were to let the patient die. The patient should have the choice to peacefully end their life instead of suffering. End of life medication is a way to peacefully die with your family. You can choose when you want to end your life. The end of life medication used to peacefully pass gives you the chance to say your goodbyes to your loved ones in the comfort of your home."
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  • -1 +3 -4 Brittney Feb. 28, 2018
    "Everyone should have an option"
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  • -1 +3 -4 Jen Nov. 30, 2017
    "Euthanasia comes from the Greek words eu (good) and thanatos (death), so it means "good death".
    It's the practice of ending a life to relieve pain and suffering.
    I believe, if a person is terminally ill, suffering from immense pain and know they don't have much time to live and there's no other option, they have the right to pull the plug if they want to."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Gabe M. Oct. 13, 2017
    "I'm for Euthanasia because in the the bible it says that people have the right to choose when they want to die. so if people wanted to die because they have problems like an incurable disease they should be able to die if they want to. Most people want to die because they want to get it over with that's why most people use euthanasia."
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  • -1 +9 -10 Gabe M. Oct. 12, 2017
    "i'm all for using euthanasia because in the bible it specifically states that people have the right to live and die when they choose to. People that want to die can if they don't want to have to deal with the pain of them dying, so when they use euthanasia they are able to die quicker and without pain and suffering"
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  • -1 +6 -7 Victor Greywolf Aug. 27, 2017
    "When a person is sick, be it terminal illness, or severe depression, they should have that option, rather than be forced to live in misery, especially since anger and resentment may build over time, making things worse. The situation with Brittany Maynard is unique, since she was terminally ill, and there was no cure. Sure, there are those who were in the same position as her, but those are the exception, not the rule.

    Now, with those who are severely depressed, they should also have access to that, since it will prevent situations such as Columbine, or Santa Barbara. If people who have mental problems have access to those things, life would be better, since they will also be able to end it all, if they so choose to.

    The pro living arguments, the god arguments and other anti arguments are very childish and juvenile at best. What is and should be priority is the person who wants to end it all, how to end their lives in a dignified and least problematic enviornment.

    Also, what should be done, is have a person who has nothing, I repeat, NOTHING to gain from the person who decides to end their life, no finance or inheritance from people. THOSE should be the best one, and have a signing to let it happen. Just a thought,"
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  • -1 +5 -6 Alana.K. Jul. 6, 2017
    "If you do your research, you will find a lot of people suffered not just pain and misery, but also anger when not given the option to die peacefully in their own home. Reading many personal experiences broke my heart. So many people have one last wish of dying while surrounded by family, without making loved ones suffer at heart by watching someone so dear to them go through the most painful experience of their life and to have it their last. I encourage people to consider how selfish it is to force religion down someones throat and take away freedom to the last breath, that is not a way to go. People take their own lives daily while others who can't even take their lives themselves do to being physically unable, have to suffer in agony. I have read some devastating stories about families who watched a loved one suffer every last second in pure excruciating pain and suffering. What is the purpose of being born free, when truly, we have no choice in the matter of our own lives and comfort. Find the personal stories and look into them. Reading from a true personal experience is extremely powerful. Innocent people deserve a say in their own life from beginning to end."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Luke D. Apr. 10, 2017
    "Con 4 was so dumb there are many lives not worth living like ones where all you can do is lay in bed and watch tv while in pain physician assisted suicide should be legal"
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  • -1 +6 -7 Alyssa K. Apr. 6, 2017
    "I believe it should be legalized because if a women wants an abortion, which involves getting rid of a new life form, shouldn't a older person with a illness that is hurting them, be allowed to die if they want. They shouldn't have to live through unbearable pain just because its not legal. Getting rid of your baby that was forming inside of you, that's ok. But wanting to die because you can't stand this physical pain, it's all wrong and not allowed. Terminally ill people should have the right to die."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Carter Whaley Mar. 30, 2017
    "I think anyone should have the right to die, instead of just sitting around waiting for it."
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  • -1 +5 -6 Noah B. Mar. 24, 2017
    "i feel like assisted suicide should be legal because you have the right not to suffer."
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  • -1 +4 -5 leo d. Mar. 23, 2017
    "people should be able to choose"
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  • -1 +7 -8 Hannah 2 Blance Mar. 18, 2017
    "I am pro as I feel that people have the right to relieve their suffering even if that means that others have to suffer their loss as the pain they have to endure is worst as it is both physical and mental."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Sebastian A. Mar. 16, 2017
    "I think Pro, because if the person wants to end their own life then let them. There all kinds of Euthanasia around the world and most people don't realize what it is. Like putting your pet to sleep, I mean that is like having to put down part of your self. But if a person is making a conscious decision, I think we should let them make that choice. But If a family member is trying to euthanize another family member then NO."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Katrina C. Mar. 15, 2017
    "I'm pro because people have the right to have themselves killed. if people want to die because they have a painful disease then they should be allowed to ask to die a pain free death."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Jake Y. Mar. 6, 2017
    ""Dogs do not have many advantages over humans, but one of them is extremely important: Euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have a right to a merciful death." Milan Kundera"
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  • -1 +8 -9 Willie Feb. 26, 2017
    "Absolutely! As it stands though, the law even in the states that allow it, is hypocritical. I can say that I at least know if people that have been suicidal for over 30 years, at least one with more than one failed (barely) attempt. I know of at least one person that is very afraid of surviving and being in even worse conditions. I have also heard that suicidal people often become homicidal, yet some laws say that it is acceptable for people suffering physical have the right to assisted suicide but not those suffering mentally...even if for 30 plus years."
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  • -1 +9 -10 M Poole Feb. 21, 2017
    "It is my life"
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  • -1 +9 -10 Daniel Kennedy Feb. 14, 2017
    "Each person has the right to reject the treatment that will save them ultimately killing them any way. So why not offer a more comfortable, humane, and easier death?"
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  • -1 +9 -10 [email protected] Feb. 14, 2017
    "A person should be able to end one's life. Assisted suicide is a sure way rather than jumping out of a window, gun shooting, et al. as you can still do these not die."
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  • -1 +8 -9 John Feb. 13, 2017
    "If the patient wants to kill themselves, then let them do it. It is their own right if they want to do it."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Book Worm Feb. 13, 2017
    "If you are already dying and you are suffering every breath you take you have every right to decide if you want to be put-down"
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  • -1 +7 -8 mememe Feb. 6, 2017
    "Yes, because even if people don't allow assisted suicide, regular suicide is legal already, as far as i know
    Maybe people just want to end their suffering, they may be in incredible pain!"
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  • -1 +8 -9 James Feb. 1, 2017
    "It should because the person wants to"
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  • -1 +7 -8 K Feb. 1, 2017
    "In the case of cancer or some kind of chronic pain that is unable to be treated, I believe Euthanasia should be legal. There should definitely be an age where one is allowed to make this choice, like the age of consent, but I also think a doctor or someone medically certified should also make the recommendation. Of course, there could be an exception made for someone who would be "underage" but it would have to be quite strict otherwise. If one has the right to live or to survive, one also has the right to die; whether it is through suicide, natural causes, etc. Everyone has the right to decide what they do with their life. Euthanasia would potentially end a lot of suffering. And if it does the opposite, it could always be made illegal again."
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  • -1 +4 -5 Maria Nov. 30, 2016
    "In response to "but you don't know if the cure is just tomorrow,you don't know if one day someone euthanizes another and the next morning they make a cure,no matter how hurt a person is no matter how far gone, would you take that risk?", hope is a beautiful thing, and as a beliver, it is always an option, but you have to think through this case by case. The person is hurting, dying, and probably well past burnt-out. They have no hope, and in most cases, there is a point where you will lose everything that ever gave a sense of grounding. Even in faith, even with the risk, there's going to be a heavily weighted decision. If someone decides that it is time to go, you don't know what they are feeling. It's a person's own choice in life."
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  • -1 +5 -6 maria Nov. 20, 2016
    "Death is inevitable but civilization means progress Suicide is brutal. - so compassion, support and love are more acceptable in assisting or letting a person end his life - that wants to do so"
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  • -1 +7 -8 hitlers dad Nov. 15, 2016
    "people have the right to kick the bucket"
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    • +1 +1 0 Bin Ladens dad Feb. 1, 2017
      "Exactly"
  • -1 +6 -7 colin Nov. 14, 2016
    "which would you prefer a dead person that has gone splat from jumping off a building and police think that it's a crime? or assisted suicide where they can lay in a bed be conferrable and die in peace and still have a body for a funeral"
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Well, for all some Christians and our Government cares, the other choice I have is to live starving on a street corner with treatment resistant and incurable illness which may not be terminal for years. As they the "life" Christians and legislators step over my dead body, they won't even notice."
  • -1 +6 -7 Zeke N. Tishcoff Nov. 14, 2016
    "Yes because if the person would like to end their life they should be able to because they know what is best for themselves."
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  • -1 +7 -8 Eliza Pancakes Nov. 9, 2016
    "Death should be a choice. My husband Bob has had some problems recently and we have discussed this issue multiple times. Even our neighbor Tabitha agrees that it should be allowed."
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  • -1 +5 -6 Bennett Lindsey Nov. 4, 2016
    "Yes, if you were in a hospital dying slowly and painfully, would you really want to have to suffer through all of that? Its like being hit by a truck that was going at 70 miles per hour. If you were hit at that rate then you would be dead or almost dead. Being rushed into a hospital only to suffer through terrible pain before dying in the hospital. If you were just put through Assisted Suicide all the pain and suffering would be over in seconds."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Randy Sep. 6, 2016
    "We should be at least as humane to humans as we are to our pets. I can't imagine anyone wanting to live years with a disease such as cancer or Alzheimers."
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  • -1 +10 -11 Chloe Aug. 18, 2016
    "People just don't want it legal because of the guilt that comes with knowing you've ended a life. If someone is suffering, do you really think they want to die of natural causes? Would they want to spend their last days in unbearable pain instead of being around loved ones? Euthanasia has been used on pets for years because we hate to see them suffer, and humans are no different."
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  • -1 +11 -12 Vivian Jul. 11, 2016
    "well,the thing is we let the people who dont need Euthanasia to decide the law against Euthanasia.And those who really need it have small influence on the law."
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  • -2 +2 -4 Katelyn Feb. 1, 2018
    "I agree with the pros because th people should not have to suffer from pain and illness"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Victor Greywolf Jan. 17, 2018
    "It is a person's choice to decide what they want to do with their life, and if a person is extremely distraught, or terminally ill, they should have that right to do so. It is their own life, and they can choose to end it, if they so desire. There is no reason to keep a person alive if they don't want to. Put yourself in their shoes. If PAS was legal, things such as virginia tech and Columbine wouldn't have happened, because with the case with Columbine, Dylan himself said many times he wanted to die, and it took a shooting to do that. If a person wants to end their own life, especially in a country that is free for people to do with their lives, as so long as it affects only them, shouldn't they have the right to do so? I mean, we shouldn't interfere with people's lives, if they want to end theirs.

    Life is life, and if people want to end it, they should."
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  • -2 +3 -5 Evan Dec. 11, 2017
    "ha lol you in extreme pain lets keep you alive make sure you feel more pain even though you don't want to live lol we are being nice trust me"
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  • -2 +3 -5 Sadie Nov. 2, 2017
    "For me, I am kind of conflicted on it, but I do think it should be legal... in some cases. If someone is just suicidal, then they should not be euthanized. If they have an illness that can not be cured and is causing them great pain, I would say that it would be okay in that situation. It's a case by case decision."
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  • -2 +5 -7 Jules W. Jul. 17, 2017
    "We live in a democracy and we should have the rights to chose.
    When doctors give you Liveroool Care Plan (UK) the doctors have already said yes to the right to die so doctors cannot claim their job is solely to save life but to save suffering. Though the death with LCP can take anything from 24 hours to over a week at least the legal right to die by the patient will be quick and painless.
    Not everyone believes in a God or any of the spiritual gods that exist to people, so those who say God gave you life so he should decide to take your life does not fall in everyone's belief or understanding if they have no religious connection.
    I believe that if I was in a situation that I would need to make such a decision I would have this written down in my will, even if it was a choice to be looked after in a residential home I would rather die in dignity"
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  • -2 +9 -11 Crystal L. Feb. 1, 2017
    "Yes! To be completely honest, some people just want to leave, and taking pills (to me) would be way better than using a weapon to kill yourself with... I've had those thoughts before, but I got through it. It should be completely legal."
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  • -3 +6 -9 Charlie Tabasko Feb. 12, 2017
    "Pro or Con, when health insurance companies begin to offer to rebate to a patients family a portion of the company savings should a patient/person choose PAS. A person could rationally do this for example if insurance co. saving would be $200,000 and the company offer the patient to 'kick back'/share that savings with his/her family. Back handed 'life insurance'. I'm betting a six pack that this discussion will be on the table soon."
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  • -40 +6 -46 Rebuilt Nov. 20, 2016
    "When you start deciding on life death for anyone ,including your self remember your just 1 step from murder"
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  • +43 +158 -115 Jo Dec. 8, 2015
    "I am against this because my grandmother was given 3yrs to live when my mother was a senior in high school she had cancer. My grandmother lived 30yrs after the doctors told her she wouldn't. I feel nobody even the doctors know if the disease will kill someone in 1yr or 20yrs. If a patient wants to refuse treatment that is their right but a Dr should never help somebody kill themselves."
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    • +7 +8 -1 Alayna Feb. 29, 2016
      "To Trisha:
      That is not always true because my grandmother had cancer and they said she had 2 years. She has lived for 7 years and is still going strong."
    • +5 +5 0 Anonymous Feb. 13, 2018
      "You are only allowed to "get" assisted-suicide if you have 6 months or even less to live. Also, you have to be in terrible pain."
    • +3 +3 0 No One Nov. 28, 2017
      "A terminal illness is a desease without a cure. Granted cancer has no cure, but it does have treatment so whoever can survive. Basically, cancer is a terminal illness, but it isn't at the same time, because it can't be cured, but there is a way to stop it."
    • +2 +2 0 K Jun. 28, 2018
      "This is true, doctors can be wrong. However, the message is off. The point of PAS and euthanasia is not that someone is diagnosed with a terminal disease and euthanized then, or even after the time the doctors estimate the patient has.

      The point of PAS is, to use your grandmother as an example, if she had reached a time at the end of those thirty years where SHE decided the pain was too much for her.

      My grandmother died begging God for over a week to take her. Now, my grandmother would never have accepted PAS due to her personal convictions, so she would not have received it. The reason I bring this up is because I watched this. I have also watched other people suffer bought after bought of pneumonia, bed sores, been intubated, trached, and NG and PEG tubes placed. I have watched people slowly waste away, and people go out of this world screaming and suffering. I want a say in how I die. Nothing is guaranteed, but I want to know that if my quality of life is gone and there is nothing modern medicine can do to ease my suffering that I can say, "enough is enough." Right now I can, however, if I am not capable of physically ending my life due to my condition, anyone who tries to comply with my request faces criminal charges."
    • +2 +2 0 The Advocate Apr. 4, 2018
      "The problem I see with this statement is that it is rooted in a strawman argument. If she was in immense pain and she wanted to die, and she only had a year or so left to live, then why would you let her suffer and then die when there is no chance of her living? If someone truly wants to stop living, why take that away from them?"
    • +2 +2 0 Me Feb. 8, 2018
      "but she might have been in pain"
    • +2 +3 -1 No Jan. 17, 2018
      "This is the reason why there are time limits on the laws for this subject. Doctors would be more likely to offer their services in physician-assisted suicide if the patient had 6 or fewer months to life. Also, if a terminally ill patient asking for a physician to aid them in suicide it is more than likely that they are suffering and wouldn't want to live those 6 months or 3 years in excruciating pain."
    • +2 +6 -4 CASTEFF Mar. 4, 2016
      "it is also their right to die if they are suffering. if they are told they will die withing this amount of time then ok. but if they suffer badly through out that amount of time and continue to after the time is up they can ask to "End the suffering""
    • +1 +2 -1 G S Mar. 13, 2018
      "You are not your grandmother and I bet she took all the right health steps to combat her cancer so she could survive as long as possibe"
    • 0 +5 -5 Regina Phalange Apr. 6, 2016
      "I agree with you. I've never known someone who got told they would die in a month or so and lived for 6 more years. But i still very strongly agree with your statement."
    • 0 +8 -8 Trisha Nicklay Dec. 11, 2015
      "Doctors do know when a patient is going to die due to cancer. My grandmother had ovarian cancer, doctors said three years for her. She went on hospice care, they said she would live six months. She lived exactly six months after hospice care."
  • +11 +17 -6 Benjamin Apr. 24, 2018
    "Now there's 101 comments on both sides. Ahhhh, symmetry..."
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  • +4 +27 -23 Alexandra P. Nov. 14, 2017
    "Euthanasia is not starving and dehydrating a person til they die, therefore not torture. Instead, there are three drugs, Sodium Thiopental, Pancuronium Bromide, or Potassium Chloride. They are used to peacefully kill a person, as bad as that sounds."
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  • +1 +7 -6 YZXWVM May. 25, 2018
    "From Belgium, I can tell you how euthanasia is killing, not only the person who requires it, but also the General Practioner and the medical staff who is asked to cooperate.
    Euthanasia is like suicide. Euthanasia is worst than suicide because it has a very negative impact on the medical profession. At the European Institute for Bioethics in Brussels, we receive confidences from doctors who euthasied several of their patients. They feel bad afterwards. One even said that after 10 yrs, he still wakes up during the night with the faces of the persons he "helped" to die.
    Th therapeutic relation between the patient and the doctors is in danger when a doctor falls into the trap of euthanasia.
    I won't tell you how euthanasia is spreading in Belgium. It has become in the mentality THE best way of dying.
    I could also tell you how nurses and doctors decide themselves that Mrs X. takes too long to die. People with psychiatric symptoms are granted euthanasia. People with dementia, or just "tired of living", find doctors to end their life by a letal injection. If a country opens the door to euthanasia or assisted suicide, it takes 10 years to become "normal" and uncontrollable. The backstage of euthanasia is usually not in the medias."
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  • +1 +160 -159 Prescott Sawyer Feb. 17, 2016
    "In my opinion, if the patient wants to end their life because of euthanasia, then so be it, but it is illegal to end one's another life. I understand that the patient is suffering, but it is the law. In addition to that, the patient should die on it's own, but if it is a doctor or scientist, then maybe it is fine if it is their decision. On the other hand, if it is a family member that is suggesting to cut the patient's life, then it should not count...It is illegal and should always be illegal."
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    • +13 +14 -1 Bill A May. 11, 2016
      "I think you have misunderstood you don't "end your life because of Euthanasia" you end it by Euthanasia, it is not a disease. Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. That said 90 % of the time euthanasia is a personal choice I just question the rational choices made by a person in pain. So no I do not support unregulated euthanasia."
    • +6 +8 -2 jerry Dec. 12, 2016
      "You are calling them a it"
    • +5 +6 -1 Adriana Wiggins Nov. 2, 2016
      "let them be if they want to die let them die not in a painful way that is cruel!!!"
    • +2 +8 -6 Grace Mar. 22, 2016
      "Prescott, those of us who want the right to die, would like to go out with dignity. we give the doctors permission to help us die. It is quick and painful. the doctors do not murder us, we do."
    • +1 +1 0 mo Apr. 26, 2018
      "I think that people should be able to let doctors help them die as it is their own life and if they are of sound mind then they sould be able to let the doctors assist them."
    • +1 +5 -4 Bill Alcock Apr. 23, 2016
      "Everyone who has documented their choice in an advance health care directive whilst of sound mind should be allowed medical assistance for a dignified peaceful death"
    • 0 +2 -2 Kade Apr. 6, 2017
      "True but put your self in there position with there laying in bed in tremendous amount of pain and your family seeing like that. Personally I would hate that i don't want them to have that as there last thought. There could be a different way of doing it to you could have it so you can pick a person to decide for you."
    • -13 +8 -21 Regina Phalange Feb. 25, 2016
      "I strongly agree with your opinion. I am currently doing a research paper for my 9th grade English class, and I was told to find some opinions from regular people and I disagree with the whole idea of euthanasia. I like your thinking. :)"
  • -7 0 -7 lorper soto Sep. 24, 2018
    "if a person is going to die they die but there is no reason to kill someone cause they want to"
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    • +1 +1 0 Dahlia Oct. 17, 2018
      "There is totally a reason Lorper! If they are in pain, can't be helped, and will die anyways but have to be trapped in this room laying on a bed wishing they'd rather be dead, we should be able to allow for a peaceful death to end their suffering."
  • -7 +97 -104 Wonka Zager Feb. 12, 2016
    "Euthanasia is something that is very dangerous and should not be messed around with. In addition, Euthanasia should be handled by experts such as doctors or scientists. The patient usually does not make it out alive. In conclusion, it should be illegal since if the patient wants to end the life early, it is illegal to end one an others life...."
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    • +12 +13 -1 CSTEFF Mar. 4, 2016
      "The purpose of this IS to kill ones self. the ending of a life is what they want to do. They should be allowed to take control of their own time if they suffer terribly. Pain for 7 years with every breath even if your going to die anyways is not an acceptable way to help people. Hospitals would make more money anyway by doing this because they don't need to spend money on medical instruments and medicine they don't need. there is no good in any way for letting suffer go on."
    • +8 +9 -1 Nathan Mar. 9, 2016
      "It is literally the whole point of euthanasia to kill the patient. And just because it is "illegal" doesn't mean it isn't ethical."
    • +4 +8 -4 Max Mar. 1, 2016
      "Of course euthanasia is dangerous, that is the whole point. It should most definitely be legal! If the patient is obviously suffering and will die no matter what, they should be allowed to say whether or not they live. It should be illegal to let someone suffer without relief (death). There is a fine line between murder and euthanasia. If someone who is suffering from a terminal illness and has to be fed through a feeding tube, they should be allowed to decide whether or not they want to live the rest of their life in misery and pain."
    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      ""the patient usually does not make it out alive" do you even know what conversation we're having? i don't mean to be rude but do you actually know what euthanasia is? why would they ever make it out alive?"
    • +1 +6 -5 Prescott Sawyer Feb. 17, 2016
      "I agree because euthanasia is very dangerous and if the scientists say it is fine, then it is fine, but they will not because it is illegal. In that case, it almost makes no sense to end the patients life."
    • 0 0 0 Child of God Aug. 29, 2018
      "Very True. God made us to live and his plan is not for you to kill yourself even using someone else. His plan may be for you to die but not to die because you killed yourself"
  • -8 +110 -118 Zager Corporation Feb. 11, 2016
    "It should be illegal for multiple reasons, and one of those reasons is that it is considered murder if one kills another, even if one has Euthanasia. In addition to that thought, the victim with Euthanasia should not be disturbed and die in peace. Summing up what I just said in those few sentences, it should be illegal that people with Euthanasia should be killed and to live in peace........................"
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    • +15 +16 -1 Bill - A May. 11, 2016
      "I think you have misunderstood you cannot "have Euthanasia" it is not a disease. Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. I am only partially in support of the practice and think that it should not be legal but government should play a hands off approach and leave it to the doctors and patients to decide to end all efforts to keep a person alive."
    • +6 +9 -3 Zane Mar. 15, 2016
      "Just because you are alive doesn't mean you are at peace, people are suffering and you stand by and watch when you could perfectly help them if THEY chose."
    • +1 +3 -2 Mark Fortman Apr. 26, 2016
      "I'm not certain I got all of what you wanted to convey, but I certainly understand you are against aiding a suffering human being by helping them to end their tormented state and rest in peace, as they wish. We shoot horses, don't we? Well, then we should offer humans the same option. I think to consider this act of assistance murder is taking the meaning of the word murder and broadening it way too much. Whether or not the act of assisted suicide for those assisting may or may not be illegal, depending on what state it occurs in, even in those states where it is illegal, it should not be classified as murder. I think you are way off base with that definition."
  • -8 +54 -62 Anna Jun. 9, 2015
    ""I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect."-Hippocratic Oath. Euthanasia can become a means of health care cost containment. In the end, euthanasia may be put as a considerably high option from the physicians. Euthanasia is supposed to be voluntary from the patient. But when the patient keeps in mind about the cost that will be saved if they take their life, and how it could help others, would it still not be bias? Euthanasia can lead to suicide contagion. When it is legalized for one to end his/her own life, then society is getting the message that suicide is an answer to life's problems. Euthanasia is not just harsh on the family who has to suffer through the loss. The physician also has a cause in the death, and may be affected as well. Patients who believe euthanasia is the correct choice have every right to do that. However, what if they took a step back and looked at the whole picture. No one's life is being saved- life is only taken. I would say I am mostly Con, but slightly Pro as well. I understand where people are coming from, watching a family member die in front of them is definitely not a nice sight. However, they should contact their family before."
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    • +4 +5 -1 wdtony Jul. 9, 2015
      "Everyone should have the right to put the option for euthanasia in their living will... or not. That way you can choose for yourself. No matter what we believe, we shouldn't step on the rights of others. Sometimes when doctors keep people alive, they are doing harm. Maybe God wants them to die but man is stepping in the way. Place the person in the woods and if God wants them to live, they will. I see some preserving of life as torture. That's why we put down animals sometimes... it's the right thing to do. I liked your balanced comment, I have had two severe brain injuries and watched 2 grandparents die with Alzheimer's over the course of a decade... so I am biased. But I think my experiences have given me a more clear view of why euthanasia is so important."
    • +2 +2 0 anonymous May. 3, 2016
      "Watching a family member suffer is much worse than watching them die peacefully."
    • +1 +2 -1 Josh Glass Feb. 2, 2016
      "That is the old version of the Hippocratic Oath, not the new one."
  • -9 +6 -15 vanilla cupcake Mar. 23, 2018
    "that is bad"
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  • -9 +9 -18 ... May. 20, 2016
    "its like when you were a child and found a creature on the sidewalk with a broken limb or some other kind of injury. "put it out of its misery" we would say. but if theres a chance you may survive why risk the life you could possibly have? and if theres no chance of life then live in the moment. make the most of it. no consequences."
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    • +3 +3 0 Anon Aug. 22, 2017
      "That's the whole point of euthanasia, deciding to end your life because there's no other alternative and because you have a terminal illness. To keep suffering while waiting for a miracle is kind of like a poor man waiting to win a lottery. The chances are slim to none. And how can you live in the moment in such pain?"
  • -9 +40 -49 Regina Phalange Feb. 23, 2016
    "No, even if a person wants to die it doesn't make it the right choice. Some doctor don't feel comfortable doing it, I know of some cases where doctors were sued for refusing, but that is just a stupid way to get what they want."
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    • +13 +14 -1 Prescott Sawyer Feb. 25, 2016
      "I most certainly agree with you and your argument. When you murder someone that you don't actually want to kill, but you do it, you feel guilty and uncomfortable. In addition, no one should get that close to some one with euthanasia. Also, if the patient wants to die badly, give them as much time in life as they can. Anything living only has one chance to live and to survive, not to end up dead for just a bacteria that should not have ended up with some, anyone. Once again, I most certainly agree with your point, great thinking!"
    • +3 +3 0 chanandler bong Feb. 10, 2017
      "lol phoebe"
    • +1 +2 -1 Hillbilly Poopypants Apr. 6, 2016
      "I agree because I believe everybody deserves a second chance in live and euthanasia should be illegal!"
    • 0 +2 -2 WolfBV Sep. 6, 2016
      "Just because it's not the right choice doesn't mean you shouldn't choose it."
  • -9 +99 -108 Abrer Zager Feb. 11, 2016
    "No because the doctors should have their patients with Euthanasia should just leave them alone and let them die by themselves. In addition, they should be left alone and taken care by the doctors and maybe scientists (who are experts) and no one else should help if they have no idea what to do or how to do it. More evidence that it should not be legal is it is considered murder if one kills another. Evidence that proves this is if the patient is killed with anything, then the person who 'killed' the patient get arrested since it should be illegal, and if the patient dies alone by the Euthanasia, then it is not considered murder if the virus killed her. Because of the virus killing her, it is legal that the patient dies. In conclusion, killing one another should be illegal if one has Euthanasia."
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    • +8 +9 -1 Bill A May. 11, 2016
      "Again You can't "have Euthanasia" you can request it. Euthanasia is medically assisted death to end your pain or suffering. I don't support it but understand it, because I think if you are in pain you are not rational enough to make such a choice."
    • +3 +4 -1 Michael May. 3, 2016
      "Yes, but if someone is going to die but they have to suffer then that is not humane and they should be put out of their misery and pain because after all, it is their own life isn't it?"
  • -9 +46 -55 Jack Westbrock Mar. 10, 2015
    "Austin Scott is wrong, there is a difference in putting down a dog and putting down a human. doctors take oaths to never kill a human while they are in office. euthanasia is the killing and taking of a valubale life. what if a cure is found after they died that could have cured him and stopped the pain and stopped him from dying. then what? you have killed a good human with a cure that could have saved them."
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    • +9 +12 -3 Kat Apr. 8, 2015
      "so what you have just told me is that you dont value an animals life...."
    • +3 +5 -2 Keaton Mar. 5, 2016
      "What about the thousands, if not millions of people that died of a disease before the cure was found? Just because a cure wasn't found while someone was suffering does not mean that doctors should keep a patient in a torturous state while a cure is being formed. It takes years for cures to be made, and for some diseases it only takes days for the disease to kill someone. Maybe if the cure was in it's final weeks or months of refining and release should doctors attempt to prolong a patient's life, but if the cure would not be available and the patient is experiencing horrible pain, it would be unjust and unmerciful to let the sickness eat away at a number of helpless patients."
  • -9 +35 -44 Jaxon E. Feb. 9, 2015
    "Though there are so many pros to this subject, where is the peoples hope at? Yes you may be suffering and want to give up so bad, but give yourself a chance to look forward to a better future. Of course the situation may vary depending on age. But if you're in the prime of your life, why not give life a chance to get better. You could have so much to look forward to, we don't know what the future holds so why not try and let yourself hold the self-will and strength. If you go through so much hard times you can barely take, have hope that you'll be rewarded for going through the pain and being a strong person through life. You can't be successful without a sense of optimism"
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    • +12 +13 -1 Kerri Mar. 4, 2015
      "What better future is that person suppose to look forward to? I think that this is an individual's choice. Its a Terminal illness. I'm sure you would not let your dog live if he was terminally ill and you felt that he was suffering. think of quality of life. Pro-choice."
  • -9 +37 -46 Dykzgx Oct. 16, 2014
    "Understandably there are some patients who are suffering and dying. With out euthanasia these people would not have a reason or a true way to give up their life. They could continue their fight to surviving. Doctors who kill patients without their consent is completely against all human rights. Also killing those who are born with a disability or those who can not be taught is wrong. Everyone has a right at life, which is why we are put here on Earth.. But physicians who talk and attempt the killing of people with disorders is wrong and against the bible. I am Con-Euthanasia but I am also Pro-Euthanasia.I have read many stories that broke my heart.this should not last any longer. Thank you for reading and I hope you feel the same as I do.""
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    • +4 +4 0 Igqedkojwkopbdw Feb. 14, 2017
      "You know this whole thing is called suicide for a reason... it's the patient that wants to die. There are no doctors who kill patients without their consent...."
  • -10 +5 -15 Jonathan Mar. 26, 2018
    "I disagree with euthanasia because for us religious people, it would betray God because life isn't something we waste on.
    But its the patient's choice how he/she will end their live."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Jul. 8, 2018
      "You have it all wrong. If it were legal, for those who choose, key word: CHOOSE, they can have it. You "religious" people, you only impose, despite the fact that man has will of his own. By using that argument, you make it sound like your way is the only way, when that isn't so. People should have access to it, if they choose it. Not this non existent "god" schtick. If we have true freedom, then it should be a choice for those who want it. People can choose it, if they so desire to, and have the right to do so, as long as it only affects them. Not everyone is religious, and we o't have to follow it, since we have the right to think how we so choose. I agree with euthanization, since it is needed to thin the herd, and there is no better way to do it. Let the people who don't follow your beliefs do what they want with their lives, as you wish to do with yours. You have the right to feel how you so choose, but so do we. Peace."
    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "Why does something have to be illegal for everyone because of your personal religious beliefs? I can't choose assisted suicide because it would disobey your god that I don't even believe in?"
    • +1 +1 0 S Apr. 5, 2018
      "I understand where you are coming from, however I disagree with you, while agreeing with you at the same time. I do not think that religion should play a part in the making of laws and bills, (morals should, yes) but there are plenty of people in our country who are not religious and could disagree with you. Personally, I think God is the one who decides when your time is up. But assisted-suicide is optional and patients do not need to choose that path, but they should be given the choice. If they have less than six months to live, they should be able to choose how they want to die, either with intense suffering or peacefully. But I do respect your opinion and see where you're coming from."
  • -10 +12 -22 Lalaine I. Mar. 23, 2017
    "Euthanasia is equivalent to murder. It is suicide, and goes against the law of the Bible. It can also lead to doctors abusing their ability to kill a patient. No matter what happens, I believe that God will help us overcome all of our difficulties."
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    • -4 +1 -5 Reece Mar. 24, 2017
      "I really love seeing people spread god's love like this. Need more people in the world like you!"
  • -10 +12 -22 Marge Mar. 22, 2017
    "As the human race we do not have the right to take away life and it should be preserved in any way possible. IT is a law that life be preserved and that law should be upheld. The hospitals that we trust to save our lives and the lives of our children should not have the ability to completely go against the very reason that they exist. They are here to save lives not take them away because that is easier than fighting."
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  • -10 +9 -19 Jordan R. Mar. 6, 2017
    "In my opinion, no one deserves to die. Some people have low self-esteem however, those particular people need to find someone that will help them get rid of that person's issue and not kill themselves. It is against the law."
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    • +1 +1 0 Jozy Mar. 22, 2017
      "So being "against the law" is the most important reason (besides you know better than the person himself that he should suffer/live more).
      Then were law comes from?"
  • -10 +13 -23 Kalvin R. Feb. 24, 2017
    "When you start to think about death and realize that life is gonna be dark for the rest of our life but getting there earlier then expected you start to realize what's the point if somebody is gonna come and take most of your life away"
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  • -10 +12 -22 Lilac Nov. 1, 2016
    "My understanding is based on an eternal perspective- I believe that this life is not the end. This life is a critical gift from God given to us as an opportunity to experience joy and sorrow, to learn and to grow. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." Religious beliefs aside, we don't know how strong we are. Humans are amazing! We grow through struggle, and there is hope that it will eventually resolve. I believe that assisted suicide is wrong because it desensitizes us to the miracle of life and advocates the belief that adversity can't be overcome."
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  • -10 +8 -18 ian Sep. 26, 2016
    "I think why is it bad to commit to suicide but for someone else to do it for you"
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    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "who is doing it for them? the patient takes the drugs on their own"
  • -11 +4 -15 Abby Dec. 12, 2017
    "God created us and we should appreciate the life He gave us. If a person is told to get help when they say they want to die, then why can an actual doctor help. The person should go to a therapist to talk about their problems."
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    • +3 +3 0 Victor Greywolf Feb. 2, 2018
      "It isn't always that. Psychologists don't always know how to handle the problems, since they are taught to only be certain ways, and people with mental health problems are all like a product on an assembly line, which is not true. They can't always deal with the problems, and in cases such as that. Don't use the therapist as an excuse for failed problems people have. If they truly want to end their lives, they should have their right to do so, just as if a person wants to live, they should have said right. Getting help won't work, and doctor's education can only go so far, and what they can do can only go so far, due to laws and all that. Sometimes, a doctor hand are either tied by legalities, or because they are often put between a rock and a hard place. By having physician assisted suicide, they can end their lives with dignity, and not have to go to extremes to end it. None of this "god" argument, because it sounds like a bunch of new age hooey. People give people life, and if they want to take their life, it is their life, and they can choose to do it, as long as it affects only them. Why let a person suffer depression and misery?"
  • -11 +6 -17 Dunnells 3rd hour Oct. 25, 2017
    "Euthanasia should be illegal. People have the right of governing their own lives but that shouldn't include euthanasia. It is used for sick and suffering animals but that doesn't mean it needs to be used on terminally ill people. I think that if they are terminally ill they should live their lives to the fullest and gain as many expieriences with their loved ones and family as they can before the disease or illness eventually catches up to them. It is also very unethical of tthe doctors. When you become a doctor you pledge to the Hippocratic Oath that states a doctor "...will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan..." Administering the euthanasia drug to patients goes against the Oath doctors are to do with their abilities as a medical professional. It goes against the law, against religion and against all moral correctness because it is murder. Its unethical and even if the patient is having a horrible life or has a terminal illness there are other options than euthanasia."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Sep. 29, 2018
      "It should include it, since they are doing it only to themselves. The problem is that many countries are so obsessed over keeping people alive to the point of being sadistic. It isn't unethical, since we do it to animals, and feel we did the right thing. How is it different for people? That oath should change and it has on some level for states and countries to do that, and I agree with those places. The law is decided by the people. Religion? How can ficticous figures tell us how to live? That is like a comic book character, or a thought telling you how to live. It isn't murder, believe it or not. There are no other options. Put yourself in that person who's suffering shoes for a moment, and you will see a different side. If your life is meant to end, and you are suffering, you should have the option for dignity with death, it is more humane. Laws can be changed. Dignity with death is more humane than letting a person suffer. Thank you."
    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Laws, oaths, religious laws and principles, and moral correctness, and ethics are not immutable laws of nature. They change over time (or should we bring back slavery, stoning, the N word, etc), Please what do ethics matter to the patient who has a horrible life, living in a cardboard box in an alley in the snow, with excruciating mental illness. There has been NO subsidized housing available in this area for over 1 1/2 years. What, exactly are the other options. I wish physician assisted suicide was one."
  • -11 +5 -16 Datoah Oct. 5, 2017
    "No because if you let your doctor commit your suicide for you then that is technically murder."
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    • +1 +1 0 Victor Greywolf Aug. 4, 2018
      "You have it all backwards and wrong. It is there for those who want it. Key word WANT IT. It isn't as easy to have euthanization as you antis may think it is, or as presumptuous as you make it out to be. If it were legal, the patient can talk to the doctor about it, and if the patient wants it, it can be performed. BUT THE PATIENT HAS TO BE SURE THEY WANT IT! I like states like Colorado, and others who make sure that the patient wants it, and allows the person to be given medication in order to end their lives. THAT is what is done when it is legal."
    • +1 +1 0 Jake Jan. 11, 2018
      "That is false. If it is legalized, than it is not technically murder."
  • -11 +6 -17 do Oct. 4, 2017
    "In the Netherlands, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal. However, records reveal that doctors do not always report it. There are three kinds of euthanasia deaths. Voluntary, nonvoluntary, and involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is obviously where it is known that the patient wants it. Nonvoluntary is when it is not known whether the patient wants it or not. Involuntary euthanasia is when the patient's consent was not given, and they did not want it, but still received the euthanasia. Involuntary euthanasia is becoming more and more common. There have been reports of doctors using the drug upon hundreds of patients to "clear up hospital beds." It is so easy for doctors to simply use the injection on so many sleeping patients."
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  • -11 +8 -19 unknown Aug. 11, 2017
    "No! Euthanasia is the assisted suicide. If people are that sick then they aren't in their right mind to choose. And if the family sees it and the person who is ill still wants to live. How can she tell them that bad idea over all"
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  • -11 +12 -23 Angel Dec. 15, 2016
    "I thought maybe at first it would be a good idea but then I re thought about it, if this becomes legal then kids who are going through issues will want to just end there life right now when they could have a really good future. I don't think it would be a good idea cause when if they could get help though?"
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    • +3 +3 0 Meme Feb. 6, 2017
      "I don't think you understand. Physician assisted suicide is only for people with severe diseases and pain. They don't want to suffer. If they're going to die a painful death anyways, it is better dying a painless one."
    • +3 +4 -1 demon Jan. 24, 2017
      "The procedure is only available to terminally ill people."
  • -11 +20 -31 Lilac Jillian Nov. 1, 2016
    "My understanding is based on an eternal perspective- I believe that this life is not the end. This life is a critical gift from God given to us as an opportunity to experience joy and sorrow, to learn and to grow. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." Religious beliefs aside, we don't know how strong we are. Humans are amazing! We grow through struggle, and there is hope that it will eventually resolve. I believe that assisted suicide is wrong because it desensitizes us to the miracle of life and advocates the belief that adversity can't be overcome."
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  • -11 +4 -15 Cilla Mitchell Jun. 3, 2016
    "When deaths by preventable medical errors is ignored at the rate of 750,000-1.5 million people who die each year in the hands of the medical community, and the numbers keep rising, would one really trust the medical profession to assist in suicides? It has been proven it is 4.3 times more dangerous for patients to enter the medical community as patients, than it was to fight World War II. Basically, when one looks at the figures of deaths each year, it could be considered genocide, sanctioned by the US government because the numbers are not decreasing, but increasing."
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  • -11 +13 -24 Mason C. May. 20, 2016
    "I am diagnosed with chronic depression and everyday is endless suffering, I can't wait for the day I die, but yet I am a coward to end it.I may have run out of hope, but other people should never lose hope and shouldn't be tempted to end it."
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    • +4 +4 0 Debbie Sep. 22, 2016
      "Please find a doctor that work with you to find a medication that will help you."
    • +1 +3 -2 Flying Beef Sep. 20, 2016
      "aww I'm sorry, I know what it's like to be suffering like you, kind of.. ;~;"
    • -1 +2 -3 sara Mar. 20, 2017
      "You can do this, never give up. Just remember that God loves you, and think happy thoughts!"
  • -11 +2 -13 Nancy Apr. 28, 2016
    "My opinion is that we should not end the life of anyone because we cannot give life; therefore, neither should be removed. I think it's a murder like any other and liken it to abortion. In conclusion, Stella Young said: “The killing of a disabled person is not 'compassionate'. It is not 'euthanasia'. It is murder”, and I agree with her."
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  • -11 +10 -21 fly sceane Apr. 21, 2016
    "go with the cons life is too good for you to throw it all away"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "These people are going to die anyway. Why make them suffer longer? Keep in mind; these people have terminal illness, key word there being "terminal.""
  • -11 +16 -27 Cecilia Akin Oct. 16, 2015
    "What if the doctors begin to do this without a person's consent? What do we do then? At that point, it would already be legal and there is nothing we could do. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read. People are actually considering this??? No, I'm good, thank you."
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    • +2 +2 0 Bob Feb. 14, 2017
      "How would that EVER happen lol. How would killing a patient without consent be already legal??? Obviously there has to be a document that shows the patient showed consent."
  • -11 +31 -42 Jeffry Jan. 21, 2015
    "It is a moral duty to attempt to prevent suicide in general; euthanasia too. If someone is threatening to kill themselves it is your moral duty to try to stop them. You would not, for example, simply ignore a man standing on a ledge and threatening to jump simply because it is his or her choice; and you would definitely not assist in his suicide by pushing him. In the same way, you should try to help a person with a terminal illness, not help them to die."
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    • -8 +1 -9 Ben Jan. 29, 2015
      "Could not have been more right"
  • -11 +39 -50 your rights Jan. 19, 2015
    "I think some people have a chance. if a Medicaid for that sickness comes out the next day you had a chance. But you ended it.But its your choice: Your body Your life Your choice."
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  • -12 +7 -19 KoolGuy18 Jan. 25, 2018
    "I think that this should be outlawed, peoples lives should be lived happily and not ended like THIS. If u dont agree with me that's cool, this is MY opinion and u cant change it."
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    • +1 +1 0 leslie May. 3, 2018
      "Not all people would be happy to be handed a death sentence."
  • -12 +4 -16 k Oct. 14, 2017
    "The Declaration of Independence says that we should have the right to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing in it says we have the right to pursue death, nothing.""
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  • -12 +9 -21 Patty Mar. 6, 2017
    "It is murder and it is extremely wrong to kill a human being or to take one's own life, which is also murder."
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    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "Someone killing themselves is murder? You know the doctor doesn't actually administer the drugs, right?"
    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Why is it not murder when someone unable to help him or her self starves to death homeless? Aren't we all guilty of murder?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Kha Nguy?n May. 13, 2017
      "Further question: So should abortion legal? Since they have similar concept."
  • -12 +5 -17 Roy Mar. 3, 2017
    "It's taking someone's life source away"
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    • +3 +3 0 Sarah Mar. 16, 2017
      "That's not a very well thought out argument.
      They are choosing, anyway."
  • -12 +6 -18 Anonymous Feb. 15, 2017
    "I think assisted suicide,or "dying" is manslaughter,even if the patient wanted to die. But I do understand that the patient is indeed suffering and wants to die. I'm kinda iffy about this."
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  • -12 +7 -19 Random Guy Feb. 6, 2017
    "If you are about to kill yourself or someone else remeber you are still murdering someone even if it is yourself"
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "And, if your situation is hopeless, remember to sit and wait until living on a street corner (God's act? I doubt it!) will allow you to suffer longer while society murders you that way."
  • -12 +9 -21 Giselle Feb. 1, 2017
    "I believe that even though the patient is suffering through a hard time that patient should not end their life just like that. That person may still have time left, so they should spend all that time with their family and friends. This should stay illegal because when the patient takes those pills they are admitting that they are ending their own lives, so they won't go through pain when either way all human will go through suffering at one point in life. Euthanasia should never be legal."
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Hard time? How long? There are people who suffer their entire lives from incurable, mental illnesses which are not satisfactorily treatable. What family and friends. At 72 I have no family left. Assisted suicide is not as painful as living alone, homeless, friendless, hungry, and without help or hope. I've gone through enough suffering and I dislike you intensely for judging how much suffering one should endure"
    • +1 +1 0 Anon Aug. 22, 2017
      "That's ultimately their decision. If the pain is so insufferable that the patient decides to end their suffering then that's their decision because it's their pain, their fight, their life. I think it's even more painful if the patient keeps holding on with the limited time they have left for their loved ones because their loved ones are watching this person wither before their eyes. They would be in pain for watching the patient in pain. Would you be so selfish to tell your loved one to suffer unbearable pain just a little longer for more time? There's never enough time to spend with your loved one so the least you could do is support them in their decision to find peace. It's easy to tell someone to keep fighting if you don't know the amount of pain they are in."
  • -12 +6 -18 mikaela davis Jan. 20, 2017
    "I believe that physician assisted suicide is not right. When someone wants to end their life they can but when the doctor talks to the family about it the patient must agree too."
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    • +1 +2 -1 FYI Jan. 20, 2017
      "It can only be initiated by the patient. Hence the word "suicide". The patient has to demonstrate soundness of mind and conviction to go through with it. No one can make someone else do this."
  • -12 +9 -21 Elizabeth Jan. 8, 2017
    "Physician assisted suicide is when a doctor/physician helps a patient kill themselves. The legal definition of murder is, "the killing of a human being by a sane person, with intent, malice aforethought (prior intention to kill the particular victim or anyone who gets in the way) and with no legal excuse or authority. In those clear circumstances, this is first degree murder." Therefore physician assisted suicide is murder-illegal and punishable by law."
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    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "The doctor doesn't kill anyone. They literally just prescribe medication"
    • +1 +1 0 Seraphina Mar. 9, 2017
      "If the person is suffering, then that is their right. No one can say 'It's not the right choice' when they don't really know what's going on with that person - after all, it's not them going through what the ill person is. Everyone has a right to life, don't they? So why can't they have a right to end it, on their terms? And speaking of your murder spiel, where's the malice in helping someone implement the choice they think is best for their life?"
  • -12 +10 -22 Caitlyn Dec. 13, 2016
    "I think that what if a womans husband was dying an she told the doctor to pull the plug on him and she acts like she is sad about it , but really she just wants to pull the plug so when he dies she can get his money."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Dec. 13, 2016
      "That is why, Caitlyn, when it comes time for that, be sure to let someone who doesn't have anything to gain make the decision. Usually, if a husband knows about it, ahead of time, he will usually get someone who doesn't want anything from the soon to be deceased to make that decision. Always tell the family what you want, but especially be sure not to leave it to someone who wants what you have. Always have an executor who can make the decision for you, so that way, there is no accusation or resentment from other parties. If it is possible, and you know you are going to die, leave everyone out of the will, so this way, people don't get money before you die. Food for thought."
    • +1 +1 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "that is not assisted suicide. in assisted suicide a fully conscious person administers the drugs on their own"
    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Caitlyn, the State of Oregon now has the legal right to starve to death senile and Alzheimer's patients who are terminal and don't have an advance directive. Make your will and advanced directive, because this will spread to other States.
      Meanwhile, don't block society from changing so that suffers who want a choice can have assisted suicide and die a peaceful death, on request for any reason, instead of having to blow our brains out or jump off a bridge."
  • -12 +5 -17 Michael McLaughlin Sep. 23, 2016
    "If doctors include 'ending a patient's life' as one of their "medical" options, many will move that direction quickly rather than working hard to treat suffering. Insurance companies have been eerily silent throughout this entire process. They stand to benefit handsomely as more opt for PAS. If we insist on legalizing PAS, we might consider a new career option, one where technicians wear black coats. We can train them to end life with pills or injections in about one week. But more effective than pills or even injections, anyone wanting to end their life should simply go to the garage, sit a car with the windows rolled down and turn on the engine. If a family member wants to be with them when they die, wear a respirator. Death is 100% guaranteed in about 15 minutes, sans any complications. PAS isn't about allowing people to end their lives. They can do that already. PAS is really about sanitizing or glorifying the ending of a life by putting a doctor's stamp of approval on it, making the patient feel better about their choice. "My doctor told me that this is my right and s/he agrees with my choice to end my life." Doctors should not want any part of the ending of a life. They train long and hard to heal, not kill their patients."
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    • +1 +1 0 Fae Dec. 8, 2016
      "But per the Hippocratic Oath, they already are given that medical option: "If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty.""
  • -12 +4 -16 Yram Sep. 2, 2016
    ""In 1984, while working as charge nurse in the intensive care unit, a 20-year-old man asked me, "Can you give my mother enough morphine to let her sleep away?" I was horrified. "I can not kill your mother," I responded. That was only the beginning. Recently, an 80-year-old was admitted to the emergency room and the physician said, "LET'S DEHYDRATE HER"; one more patient was sentenced to die in hospice with NO TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS and once again, THE LIVING WILL determined the death of a 70-year-old man regardless of how he pleaded to live. I can no longer remain silent."

    -Mary T. Helmueller"
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    • -3 +1 -4 Flying Beef Sep. 20, 2016
      "Omg.. that sounds so depressing and terrifying 0m0"
  • -12 +4 -16 Julie Grimstad Jun. 18, 2016
    "I concur with Canadian Sen. Betty Unger, against bill C-14, who stated: "I propose to you that if this legislation was for a clear moral good there would be no need for debate. It would be resoundingly supported not only in these halls, but in the halls of our nation. Yet we do not hear such a sound, fellow Senators. We hear the sound of division, of anger, of disagreement, and of fear. I do not know which is more alarming: The fact that we are on the wrong road, or the fact that we do not recognize it and that so many are cheering."

    A fundamental tenant is, "Do not kill the innocent. Life is sacred."

    Yet in considering this legislation we have dismissed so many safeguards that the innocent are certain to be killed.

    Why we cannot see it, I do not know."
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  • -12 +6 -18 Alan Jun. 3, 2016
    "I don't see any good point. Why kill people when they suffer? Need if they want to die, they are giving up their life. It demonstrates that everyone is trying to help you stay alive and you want to die. That's giving up. Euthanasia is pointless and I don't see any good points"
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    • +2 +2 0 Patch Feb. 24, 2017
      "The point is to end pain and suffering. When animals are in extreme pain and will not live, we kill them to end their pain. Yes, it is 'giving up', but there are some people who have a one percent or less chance of survival, and at that point you really should accept the fact that they are going to die."
  • -12 +20 -32 camo May. 12, 2016
    "A message to all considering suicide: "Your skin isn't paper, don't cut it. Your face isn't a mask, don't hide it.Your size isn't a book, don't judge it. Your life isn't a film, so don't end it.""
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    • +2 +3 -1 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "This has nothing to do with normal suicide; these are patients with terminal illnesses who will die soon anyway and want to avoid as much suffering as possible. read the article, bud."
  • -12 +17 -29 Espe Apr. 19, 2016
    "We don't have the rights to end a life and we shouldn't have that right at all. Everyone has their own time to die, wait for your own time to come because you never know, things could change from bad to good in a matter of seconds."
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    • +2 +2 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "OOOOHHHHH GOOD! You care! Please show your caring and help by waiting with me patiently as I become homeless in the snow, suffering from life long, treatment resistant illnesses, which are incurable. Why not? As you yourself said "you never know, things could change from bad to good in a matter of seconds.". And, all of us in this condition do need a friend, as many have no family. You are going to come and help because you have faith and are so compassionate, aren't you?"
    • +2 +2 0 Kamit Mar. 22, 2017
      "What other than religion. Name a reason."
  • -12 +11 -23 Jake Mar. 3, 2016
    "I do not believe that assisted suicide should be legal. The fact that it is even a question I do not know. If someone had a gun and told you to kill them with it because they were going to die anyway would you do it? Just because it is a medicine that will kill someone slower doesn't mean it should be allowed. This will only encourage suicide to keep happening and among sick people make them believe that they will suffer if they do not do assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is killing another person no matter how you look at it."
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    • +2 +2 0 NT May. 23, 2016
      "Assisted suicide is giving someone the means to kill themselves. What you have described is euthanasia."
  • -12 +20 -32 Phil Mar. 3, 2016
    "No, assisted suicide should not be allowed or legal. Helping someone kill themselves should not even come through someones mind at all! Doing this is not a right thing to do and should not be done."
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    • +7 +8 -1 danaka loran May. 24, 2016
      "we do it to our beloved pets thoughs? we do love our pets enough to let them die in peace why not our family members to?"
  • -12 +16 -28 joshua temke Jan. 12, 2016
    "its basically murder which is illegal so should euthanasia if a doctor is aloud to murder legally then there should not be such harsh punishments for people who are not doctors. its just some flat out bullcrap that i'm not putting up with any more"
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    • +3 +3 0 md Feb. 1, 2017
      "It is not illegal if, the doctor has consent from the patient."
  • -12 +16 -28 Against!!! Jun. 3, 2015
    "By rescinding legal protection for the lives of one group of people, the government implicitly communicates the message--before anyone signs a form to accept this alleged benefit--that they may be better off dead. Thus, the bias of too many able-bodied people against the value of life for someone with an illness or disability is embodied in official policy."
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  • -12 +16 -28 shanyah loves you May. 4, 2015
    "both because they don't want you to suffer although still don't have the right to put you to sleep like as dog"
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  • -12 +44 -56 Anonymous Jan. 7, 2015
    "Physicians murder over 650 babies per year in the United States alone because they say that the children will be "mentally disable" or they could die by the age of 10. My cousin rusty wasn't supposed to live past 9 and he is 23. He is a living, breathing miracle."
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    • +17 +19 -2 smarty Feb. 10, 2015
      "what does that have to do with Euthanasia."
    • +3 +3 0 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "Are you on the right page, bud? We're talking about physician assisted suicide, not abortion."
  • -13 +9 -22 Paige Sep. 22, 2017
    "It's literally called PHYSICIAN ASSIST SUICIDE! The physicians (or doctors) are seriously assisting in Suicide! not a natural death, suicide! how this is acceptable or legal is beyond imagine! There putting people to death like their animals! To me, its not dying with dignity. What gives you dignity when you choose to give up and die? How is that dignity again?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "In your view, is living in a cardboard box, in an alley, in the snow, with incurable and treatment resistant mental disease, dying a slow and painful natural death, when you are old and have no hope of any kind dignified? How is that dignity again?"
  • -13 +6 -19 Benji Feb. 21, 2017
    "It shouldn't be right to do that, it's messed up. You're screwing up an innocent child's life! that's not funny!"
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    • +5 +5 0 Patch Feb. 23, 2017
      "This has nothing to do with children. If you mean the children of a person receiving euthanasia then their life would already be pretty messed up, this would make it better by making it so they didn't have to watch their parent suffer any longer."
    • +2 +2 0 Rose Apr. 6, 2018
      "Most places with assisted suicide require you to be 18. what innocent children are you talking about??"
    • 0 +1 -1 lolah May. 15, 2017
      "So if your child was suffering, you will just let her/him be rather then giving them peace?"
  • -13 +8 -21 RKG Dec. 5, 2016
    "Life is not ours to take, we didn't create ourselves. Life is hard and death maybe even harder but that is a part of life. Even in suffering there are lessons along the way, the problem with us as people is we don't want to go through anything too hard. We don't truly understand the purpose of suffering, we want everything to be sunshine and roses and that is not reality. Death is supposed to be transitional not intentional and to me it is no different than committing murder. Life is precious and no one ever said death was supposed to be sweet or pretty. There is purpose in death and sometimes it causes those who love the one suffering a new outlook on life, it may be to help them to change the way they live or to draw distant family members together. Yes you can argue these same things can happen even with euthanasia but it is a difference the two are not the same. We are not in control and if we would soon understand this the better the world would be."
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  • -13 +5 -18 Jimcook Nov. 20, 2016
    "God gives lif ,god takes life all other attest to become god ,has never worked. I do believe that through prayer if you convince god you can,t take it anymore he will take it from you. Otherwise people will deside you want to die and try and do gods job for him. Example those tired of taking care of others . Trying to get people off life support because the costs are dwindling thier future inheritance"
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    • +2 +3 -1 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "Keep religion out of political matters. It's the choice of the patient; they are entitled to that right."
  • -13 +6 -19 Amber Nov. 15, 2016
    ""In my opinion, it is none of my concern wither or not someone want to kill themselves. It is still wrong no matter what God put us here on this Earth to live our lives, he doesn't want us to just throw that away because we have depression. Everyone has depression but smart people know its wrong to end there life. It is also wrong because doctors are suppose to help save people not assist them or help them in suicide. Euthanasia is not a compassionate death like some people would say it is. It needs to stay illegal it has no right in becoming legal it is wrong no matter what you do about it. You have a family to live for and think about how much pain you can cause someone that you love just by having assisted suicide it would cause them a great deal of pain possibly as much pain as you had when you where living""
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    • +3 +3 0 Fae Dec. 8, 2016
      "But the actual modern Hippocratic Oath states: "If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty." To me, that is saying they can assist them if they deem it to be in the best interest of the patient. Any state that has legalized it has not legalized it for depression and is only legal under regulated circumstances such as incurable disease, only having 6 months or left to live and in intense and intolerable pain. As for causing pain to the family, how much pain are you causing your family to see you suffering so bad and not be able to do anything about it? But if it was their choice to die, how much more peaceful of a death could they have with their family supporting them and being there rather than finding a way to do it on their own and alone."
  • -13 +9 -22 Alex Enegren Nov. 2, 2016
    "I personally think that Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide should not be legalized because I believe that everything that lives has value. I believe life is very hard, but you have to respect and care for it, which is what we should be doing in this situation. I am not a religious person, but i do believe we are all here for a reason, I believe that we have to trust that we are here for a reason. Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is wrong and walks away from the "Hippocratic Oath" that every medical professional takes, I don't think that the government and corporate administrators should be responsible for deciding who dies just to save money. I understand that people who are terminally ill have their reasons they don't want to live and I am very sad for all of them, and I can never fully understand unless I was going through it as well, but life is worth living no matter what. Life is very hard not just our life but all life that's why all life has value and worth."
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  • -13 +5 -18 Flying Beef Sep. 20, 2016
    "I just don't like this whole idea in general; let them feel like they can still live and give them hope, there's no need to give in and let them die, that's um, cruel.. >;<"
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  • -13 +4 -17 Pratham Kulkarni Sep. 14, 2016
    "it should not be aloud. Sometimes the doctor will try to kill you"
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    • -2 0 -2 Jade Aug. 6, 2017
      "Sure, doctors are usually murderers. its just a normal thing eh?"
  • -13 +3 -16 michxz321 May. 22, 2016
    "Euthanasia is killing and destroying the value of life. Our life is God's gift to us and we should be thankful. We should acept what life has brought us no matter how hard or painful it gets, and wait for death to come naturally is how you truly die with dignity. Legalizing euthanasia means you are convincing people to die like their lives are no longer worth to be saved. If you truly care and want to help them, you should support them no matter how hard it gets, as well as loving them. People who commit suicide are just running away from their problems and the reality, and it is not a good thing. you can't bring back what you lost, so think of what you have now."
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Do join me for a few months and get to know me and my problems as we live together homeless. I don't like to think of what I have lost and have now. Then judge, if you don't run away from my problems and reality."
  • -13 +19 -32 Reslyn Tony Oct. 1, 2015
    "whats the use of doctors if they're just going to suggest suicide"
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    • +7 +7 0 Victor Greywolf Oct. 23, 2015
      "Beats the alternative, which is suffering alot either physically, or emotionally. Think about the people such as Brittany, the one who decided to end her life, due to terminal cancer, or Dylan Klebold, who wanted to die so bad. If they allowed something like physician assisted suicide to happen, alot of massacres and suffering would end peacefully, and not only that, get rid of a psychopath who will wind up comitting suicide by cop, or by armed gunman, and will be put out of their misery. By allowing those who want to leave the earth in a dignified and peaceful way, we eliminate the chance of mass murder, and uncalled for suffering. If you follow the stories of the aforementioned people, they were already dying inside, and it was a matter of time before something was going to give. The arguments against it are mostly with this "God", and not real logic. If a person wants to die, they are going to do it one way or the other, either by their own hand, or the hand of someone else, and the results only feed activists, and media desperate for sob stories, nothing that really counts as tangable. So, why can't people, if they are adults, why can't they end their lives in a diginifed, and paceful way. Think about it before you attack me."
    • +3 +4 -1 Justin Mann Oct. 19, 2015
      "I have to admit, this is the best comment I've heard on the subject. It is indeed ironic that the person whose job is to save your life could also be the one to end it at your request."
  • -13 +19 -32 Patrick Hines Nov. 12, 2014
    "No because you leave your loved ones behind with all the financial troubles and you leave a hole in their hearts."
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    • +5 +5 0 Mikah May. 15, 2015
      "You leave a bigger hole when they sat there and watch you suffer with pain your whole life.Most family would rather them die peacefully."
    • +5 +7 -2 Lily Jan. 10, 2015
      "You leave a hole in their hearts however you die."
    • +4 +7 -3 an educated student Nov. 18, 2014
      "Thats not always the case. Most of the time the family talks it over and agrees to it. Most people wouldn't just do it without telling their family."
  • -14 +4 -18 maiyah Feb. 6, 2018
    "Euthanasia should not be legal anywhere. Thank god it isn't legal in The United States. I think if you don't have the power to actually give life, then you don't get the power to take a life because no one can do what god can. I also believe that when it is your time to leave the world and human species, then god will take care of that, not a doctor, and I am 12 years old."
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    • +2 +2 0 Victor Greywolf Mar. 6, 2018
      "Actually, if you do the research, It IS legal in some States, such as Montana, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado, Vermont and DC. There are certain rules in order to get the procedure done, but it is legal in those states People deserve to have the death with dignity act. The god argument is a very weak one, quite frankly, and one that almost everyone uses.

      With the option of death with dignity, people who want it, key word: Want it, they can have the right. What gives society the right to force their point of view with people who don't want to conform to that. People should have the right to have dignity with death. After all, many states voted a few times for it, but yet, it seems to fail. So sad."
  • -14 +10 -24 Kait Sep. 22, 2017
    "Our creator, (God of course) knew the day we were meant to be born. He planned that day just for us. Its the same with our death. Its Gods decision when we live or die, and if he chooses how we were born, then why wouldn't he choose how we die? Even if these people suffer, its for a reason, he wouldn't put his children through such pain for no reason! I believe that its God's choice on how we die, not ours. We all have a free will, God gave it to us, but that doesn't mean we over do it by deciding how we die. We could have so much to live for, even if that person is suffering, everyone has a testimony, but you cant share it with others if you give up and die."
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    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "Nor can you share it when no public housing is available for years at a time and you are living in a cardboard box shack on the streets in the snow. Many such are mentally ill, no hospital beds available and they don't use drugs or drink. Why doesn't God cure the problem?"
    • +1 +2 -1 Victor Greywolf Mar. 8, 2018
      "How can a non existent entity choose that? How can a non existant being choose when or how we are born? How can a non existent being choose how we die? That argument is a very infantile argument against the euthanization. You're right, we do have free will. So, since we have free will, we should choose how we die, or if we want to die and when. Do you know if people would be interested in hearing it? I think not. Not all of us are meant to tell our story, if we don't want to. People have the right to death with dignity, and dignity with death can prevent a lot of hardships. The god argument seems to be the only one you people have for arguing against euthanization. Fact of the matter is, people usually don't have an interest in a person's story, with very few exceptions, unless the person passes on. Please, try to use something other than the god argument. Have a great day."
    • 0 +3 -3 aethiest (smart guy) Dec. 11, 2017
      "God isn't real"
  • -14 +8 -22 sara Mar. 20, 2017
    "Sucide is not a good thing. Not ever! The main reason people kill themselves is because they feel that they are not loved, or that they are a burden to someone, or that their life is so bad, it just can't get better. These people just need Jesus and they need to be loved."
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    • +4 +4 0 Victor Greywolf Jun. 24, 2017
      "That is a very laughable argument at best. The reason for it is because a person wants to do it. There is no greater love, than letting a person go in peace. We do that with our pets and feel we did the right thing. Why can't it be done with people.

      Jesus? It never existed, except in the mind of delusional nutcases, and people who want to believe in fiction, because reality makes them extrordinarily uncomfortable, so they come up with that for weak minded people who can't think for themselves. By allowing PAS, people have the right to go when they want, and be at peace not only with themselves, but with society in general.

      Also, it will prevent them from being a burden, since loved ones don't have to see them suffer due to a terminal illness, or severe depression for whatever reason, so by forcing someone to live, when they don't want to, or are unable to, PAS is actually beneficial.

      To those who disagree, come up with a better argument than the non existant Jesus or God mumbo Jumbo, it sound very delusional and infantile at best, and that is being extremely polite at best.

      Have a great 2017 and beyond."
  • -14 +4 -18 Emily Sep. 16, 2016
    "I think that any form of killing is wrong, so there should be no exceptions. It is still a sin either way, and it is not a mere mortal's right to take a life."
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  • -14 +4 -18 Josh May. 5, 2016
    "Why should little children die every year because of deuethanization this makes no sense when the child can perfectly support it's own body"
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    • +2 +2 0 Sera Mar. 9, 2017
      ""This is about the terminally ill...adults who make their own decisions about their own lives...not minors..besides, euthanasia is only offered to the terminally ill - not children whose bodies are fine like you say""
  • -14 +34 -48 Jennifer Nov. 2, 2014
    "All life is precious. Every second of it. Who's to say when you're supposed to go and how long you can say? No one. If you cut short life just because you can't "do it anymore" its just quitting. If we gave up on everything like that we would never do anything. And then what would be the point of living at all. Depression happens to people who are considering suicide. Whether it be a thought out plan or a spur of the moment idea. I have seen many people who are ready to give up and die and that to me is a part of depression,making everything pointless. People who bring up the idea of assisted suicide are asking a person who gave an oath to do no harm, to do the biggest harm imaginable, death."
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    • +13 +15 -2 Bob Nov. 7, 2014
      "Is every second of life precious when it is fraught with intense suffering and pain?"
  • -15 +5 -20 K-DAWG 2000 Aug. 19, 2016
    "No,Because You Are Taking Away Someone's Life.
    Life Is A Very Precious Thing And You Only Live Once."
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    • +3 +3 0 Tyler Bussell Jan. 13, 2017
      "These people are going to die soon anyway; why not give them the choice to alleviate some of that pain with a swift, dignified death?"
  • -15 +3 -18 dakota Apr. 23, 2016
    "I am anti-euthanasia because it is the killing of another human being and in God's eyes that is a crime/sin."
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  • -15 +37 -52 Sophie Mar. 20, 2015
    "I am extremely against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide because I believe God is the giver and taker of life. It isn't our job to end life. God says in 1 Peter 2:21 to endure suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. God rewards our suffering. However, I can see how someone who doesn't have hope in Jesus would choose the rout of euthanasia or physician assisted suicide. I also can't say how I would respond if I were going through the pain that many terminally ill people are going through. I understand that they go through unimaginable pain and suffering but at the same time I believe God has a reason for everything, and I hope if I were ever to undergo such suffering that I would endure until the end."
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    • +3 +8 -5 Ellie Apr. 8, 2015
      "Yes, in the Hippocratic Oath it says " most importantly, do not play God"."
    • +2 +2 0 Patch Feb. 24, 2017
      "Ellie: Yes, it says that in the Hippocratic Oath, right after "...it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty," which is basically saying euthanasia is okay if you don't abuse it."
    • +2 +3 -1 Christian Feb. 16, 2016
      "If "God" is the giver and taker of life, then why would you want to prevent him from taking the life? If it isnt our job to end life, then its not our job to prevent someones death either. A person shouldnt have to suffer and then die just because of your religion"
    • +1 +1 0 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "It is my Constitutional right to not have hope in Jesus. Christianity touts itself as a "tolerant" religion. Would you Christians please get out of my way and allow the passage of legislation that gives every person the right to assisted suicide for any reason? Not that tolerant? Well, I hope you remember that as you endure to the end."
    • -6 +2 -8 HALEY Aug. 26, 2015
      "AMEN SISTER PREACH PREACH PREACH!!!"
  • -17 +2 -19 mi Sep. 1, 2016
    "this is the same as suiside! God has to pick when you die, we have no comtrol over anything"
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    • +1 +1 0 Damian A. May. 22, 2017
      "WHAT!?! God doesn't exist..."
    • -6 0 -6 Sara Mar. 20, 2017
      "this is so true and I totally agree. We should not try to end our own lives because we might not have completed the plan Gad has for us, and if we are suffering, that might be when we find the Lord. As humans, we like taking the easy way out, but that doesn't make it right. "We must kill the pain, not the patient.: Says Margaret Somerville in her article, "The importance of stories in the Euthanasia debate""
  • -17 +4 -21 john Aug. 30, 2016
    "All human life is sacred. No abortions, no death penalties and no euthanasia."
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  • -17 +12 -29 Lily Hale Jan. 5, 2016
    "this is immoral and is just like playing god! the persons parent who gave them life will have to watch them die. We were given life for a reason. there are people to help us overcome it!"
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    • +5 +5 0 Christian Feb. 16, 2016
      "Keeping someone who is terminally ill alive longer than they should be is also like playing god. you're the one who is immoral if you think making someone suffer is ok."
    • +4 +4 0 Silver Shiftcat Jan. 19, 2016
      "immoral you say? you know if we can't live life the way we want. then why be here at all? i mean we have a right of what we do and if we can't then why live?"
  • -18 +7 -25 CHANDA Mar. 17, 2016
    "NO because we are not a robot we r human being we come and go naturally but some person need medical so just give them not to tell them you have only few month or few week its just wrong morally in society doctor are not god there r just like every human being with degree to kill people i think sick and crazy."
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  • -18 +7 -25 Artimis Hitunul Dec. 8, 2015
    "It is not right"
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    • +5 +5 0 Silver Shiftcat Jan. 19, 2016
      "what's not right is not being able to have the right of death if we want it"
  • -18 +12 -30 Jackie Feb. 12, 2015
    "euthanasia is helping them suicide them that should not be legal.Because do want kill your family, friends do you we should take another human being."
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  • -19 +4 -23 Mar. 29, 2016
    "no it is the worst thing ever created"
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    • +2 +2 0 Patch Feb. 24, 2017
      "You really should explain more why you don't like it. I could just as easily say euthanasia being illegal is the worst law ever created."
  • -20 +25 -45 Eren Jeager Feb. 25, 2015
    "i beleive suicide is wrong"
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    • +2 +4 -2 ... Apr. 13, 2015
      "Why"
  • -20 +19 -39 Converse Feb. 24, 2015
    "GOD is the only one who should/can take lives. Either way killing is cruel and there really is no point in ending anyones lives, do to pain and suffering"
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    • +4 +5 -1 Isabella Mar. 12, 2015
      "god would want you to make your own choices, its his life he gave you"
  • -21 +2 -23 JET Aug. 22, 2016
    "I am a christian and GOD says that he should let him be in control of your life and in the bible it says do not murder and way should you chooses wether to die be for your time and as long as you have one breath you can praises GOD or turn some one to him and I'm only 13 years old and southern babdist and I hate euthanasia"
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    • +6 +7 -1 Carmen Sep. 9, 2016
      "You shouldn't let YOUR religion dictate OTHER peoples lives."
    • +5 +6 -1 WolfBV Sep. 6, 2016
      "And if the person seeking euthanasia isn't Christian? They'll still go to Hell when they die, won't they?"
  • -21 +9 -30 Suzie Feb. 25, 2016
    "It's mean to people who want to live but cannot talk."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Carmen Caya Sep. 9, 2016
      "Okay, but they can talk though, that's why it's called ACTIVE euthanasia"
    • 0 +1 -1 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "And it is just as mean to people who don't want to live but cannot talk. Each person should make their own decision before they can' talk and the laws should be changed so that that decision, even if it is to die for ANY reason, SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT, NOT DECIDED BY YOU!"
  • -23 +13 -36 Kaylee. Feb. 27, 2015
    "I believe that this should stay illegal because it hurts so many other people and you cannot just give up on yourself. If this dose occur the person whom helped should be charged with manslaughter."
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  • -23 +10 -33 joey Jan. 28, 2015
    "it can depress family members when one dies this can lead to dispopulation. its the dominano effect."
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    • +13 +13 0 Victor Greywolf Apr. 19, 2015
      "Maybe, but what about watching the person who is suffering. Isn't that also depressing as well? I mean, they have to think of the person who is suffering. Imagine the pain they are going through, and put yourself in their shoes. I mean, if you were suffering like that, and you wanted the pain to stop, wouldn't you want people to allow you to go away with dignity? Beats the alternative. If people were truly as humane as they are, they would understand that the life of that person is in your hands, and it would be very cruel to allow a termanilly ill, or injured person to continue to suffer, especially if there is no chance for them to survive and lead a normal life, it would be more humane. As far as the "lead to dispopulation, and it's the domino effect" as you put it. I doubt that would happen, since not everyone is terminally ill or suffering with extreme pain. Something to think about."
    • +2 +2 0 ye Dec. 15, 2017
      "Our species is already horribly over populated"
  • -24 +1 -25 jo Sep. 1, 2016
    "it is murder"
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    • +6 +6 0 WolfBV Sep. 6, 2016
      "It won't be murder if it's legal."
  • -24 +13 -37 alicia Feb. 3, 2016
    "its a sin. the bible staright up says nope. AND let me ask yall a question. did you make your life? nope. is it yours? nope. therefor the desicon wether to die or not is not up to you."
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    • +9 +9 0 Skyler Feb. 10, 2016
      "But what if their region doesn't correspond with that of yours?"
    • +3 +3 0 Damian A. May. 22, 2017
      "What even??? I control my life...btw, my mom and dad made my life...Also, I'm an Atheist..."
    • +2 +2 0 atheist Dec. 11, 2017
      "Not to offend your religion or anything, but THE BIBLE IS NOT THE LAW. this goes to anyone else who has brought religion into politics. There is absolutely no reason to keep euthanasia from being legal."
  • -25 +9 -34 Jimin Dec. 23, 2015
    "There can always be a cure for a disease or a sickness."
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    • +3 +6 -3 Silver Shiftcat Jan. 19, 2016
      "wrong! what if it cancer or something what then? what if the sickness is to far in the body? why do you think people are okay with it? because it lets then be free from the pain. if you were in the place of it what then?"
  • -26 +18 -44 Lexi Mars Dec. 22, 2014
    "I am against Euthanasia because it is not only morally wrong, but it is against my religion as well. Every life is worth living, and humans are not God for a reason. We do not have the ability to choose who dies, when, and why for a specific reason: Because we would abuse that power and disappoint the Lord so much."
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    • +5 +6 -1 Trey Shaw Jan. 6, 2015
      "Euthanasia should be legal if you are wanting it to happen to yourself. If you are old and have some kind of chronic and terrible disease, you want to just have to suffer from it or watch someone suffer for it? It shouldn't be taken as "Assisted Suicide" at all. Only because if you agree to it and don't want to suffer from something terrible, someone isn't just injecting something into your body. You should have to want it and that is the only way you should get it."
  • -28 +15 -43 Ada Cho Mar. 10, 2015
    "i say no!!!!!!!!!! that is a terrible thing"
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  • -29 +8 -37 no Jan. 4, 2016
    "No"
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    • +7 +7 0 why Jan. 7, 2016
      "Why"
  • -29 +28 -57 priest4lyfe Feb. 5, 2015
    "dont kill urself! wait for god's calling. you will see the light!!!"
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    • +13 +16 -3 Willber Apr. 21, 2015
      "You have no right to force your religion on others."
    • +13 +17 -4 Rick Mar. 19, 2015
      "Been waitin' 60 years..... so far a "no show"!"
    • -1 0 -1 SamiTheAnomynous Feb. 15, 2017
      "What if someone's life is so bad they want to die at the very moment?
      #StayDeterminedAndLive"
  • -41 +29 -70 GODLOVER Feb. 5, 2015
    ""God is our savior He decides when to die and when to live. Do not go against that, it is not right He is the ruler and the reason we all live.""
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    • +8 +9 -1 SATANLOVER Nov. 15, 2016
      "if you die by suicide then isnt that gods choice?"
    • 0 +1 -1 somebody May. 8, 2018
      "@"Satanlover" if a person commits suicide that was their choice not God's. God is all knowing. He knows when the earth is going to end, and when someone is going to have a still born. He knows when you will take your last breath, and whether or not you eat eggs for breakfast, but that does not mean that it was his choice for you to commit suicide. As human beings we all commit sins on a daily basis and most of us stray from God's will. Killing ourselves was never what he had pictured for our live, he has our lives planned down to the minute. He might know if you are going to kill yourself, but it wasn't his choice. It was theirs."
    • 0 +2 -2 Karen Mar. 16, 2018
      "And where is your God while people starve and live on street corners. To not go against that, you should do something to prevent their death that way, unless death on the street corner is mandated by God too. What do you do, as a so religious person? And why do you have the right to block legislation for people who constitutionally do have the right to disagree with you?"
    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Feb. 17, 2017
      "Humans also decide when they die too. Or time itself does."