Young Woman Plans To End Her Life On Nov. 1 – Explains ‘It’s Not Suicide’

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  1. bmt134 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.inquisitr.com/1522881/yo...d-her-life-on-nov-1-explains-its-not-suicide/

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  2. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    I don't see the problem, she is ending her life with dignity & on her terms. not sure I would have the strength to do so
     
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    Well, it is suicide but so what? It's also an exclamation of free will.
     
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    agreed. you should have the freedom to end your life as you see fit w/o stigma being attached to it.
     
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    I also don't see what interest the government has in not letting a terminally ill person be humanely euthanized like we do for our pets. It all comes down to an ideological argument, it's something that apparently many lawmakers are morally opposed to. This might be something that can be quicker solved through the courts. People are suffering every day because of a lack of laws like the one in Oregon.
     
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    It is suicide, but it is in a situation where I respect her choice to commit suicide as I can understand not wanting to die a slow, painful, and inevitable death.
     
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    Or expensive death. Why leave your family a ton of bills if you know for sure you are going to die ?

    My plan is simple. Body is just s carcass. Let science have it after any good organs are donated. No casket for me. Just another worthless expense taking up land.
     
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    I think we need some new terminology. It is suicide but the word carries a lot of negative weight. What this woman is doing is proactive and positive.

    There was a great article in The Atlantic recently about a guy who wanted to only live until 75. It was pretty compelling. Why live to 100 when the vast majority of us will suffer significant disability after the age of 70.
     
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    I don't agree with that so much. I don't think you should be able to commit doctor assisted suicide just because you reach a certain age. This is something that should be reserved for the terminally ill. Can't have depressed people going around killing themselves with doctors help.
     
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    It is suicide but I don't have a problem with it. I can't see any reason that it should be illegal.
     
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    He didn't want to commit suicide just no invasive measures, no drug treatment, etc.
     
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    By definition, it is suicide. But I don't have an issue with suicide. Only the law does, which I find rather bizarre. I wish her a peaceful and happy death.
     
  14. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    After reading your comment, for some reason I keep hearing shouting voices, "Renew, Renew…"

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    Funny how perspective change when death is right at your doorstep. She came to the conclusion that her time was done and accepted her faith. Let her die in peace.
     
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    Agreed. I have no problem with what she is doing.
     
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    There are plenty of cases - like this one - where assisted suicide is completely acceptable, she definitely appears to be in a mental state where she is 100% aware of her situation, her decision and the consequences.

    Too late, I did... Seems like she's just praying wrong... ;)
     
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    I agree that assisted suicide should be available for those that are terminally ill but nothing else.
     
  19. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    But what about those who just want to end it?
     
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    Help is available for those that just want to end it. No help can save a terminally ill person.
     
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    No, a doctor should not be legally able to help those who just want to end it and are not terminally ill.
     
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    Why does it have to be someone terminally ill? There are some people, that for whatever reason just don't want to be here. Truthfully, it is their life. If the want to end it, shouldn't they have that right? Do we have a right to force them to live?
     
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    No one is forcing them to live. They can still end their life if they choose, it is just no one is going to help them do it.
     
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    Because it will hurt other people and suicide is contagious.
     
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    Because for many of them it's not that they "just don't want to be here", it's because they have a disease. By letting them off themselves is akin to not protecting or trying to save anyone else with any other kind of disease.
     

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