Our Facebook friend Theresa Fisher asks about Kevorkian’s legacy. So, who owns your body and your life?
If the government owns your body, can it make suicide illegal? Or do you have a right to take your life or pursue physician-assisted suicide?
Of course you have the right to kill yourself. Who’s stopping you. The problem is asking the culture to support you.
There are already instances in Scandanavia where they’re killing off people who are “unhappy” because they’re mentally ill. That’s downright sick.
“Slippery slope” never applied to a situation as surely as it does in this one.
You want to kill yourself, go do it. Stop asking for help. Let’s put the “YOURSELF” back in “killing YOURSELF.”
Closing question: Why is it the left says we shouldn’t execute criminals because there’s supposedly no painless and humane way to do it? (That’s one of the arguments I’ve heard many times against capital punishment.) But suddenly there’s a humane way to kill when it comes to the sick.
Dr. Kevorkian, for all his faults, provoked a discussion that needed to occur. Deciding what to do when end of life approaches happens every day and eventually to all of us.
He could have just had a nice career as a pathologist but chose to speak out about something most of us do not even want to think about. I do not agree with everything he advocated but he had something important to say.
Maybe a tatler tweet is not the proper place to talk in depth. So just a quote.
1Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.
2He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Job was also a faithful believer in the Resurrection of the Dead, uttering such lines as, “Even if worms eat this body, even so in my flesh shall I see my Lord. With my own eye I shall see Him, not another’s.”
Doctors swear an oath to “DO NO HARM”. But what happens when more harm is done by living than letting go? I believe in the right to die. If you are gonna die anyways and are living in constant pain with no hope of relief why should you be forced to live? because of some fool who has no idea what you are going through thinks you should.the bible forbids suicide? Sorry but if god wants me to suffer then he is not worth my time or admiration. Im not talking about ” i got a hangnail or my girlfriend left me*bang*. I mean real pain and suffering. When our pets get sick to a certain point we put them to sleep. its not plesant, its sad. but we do it because we realize that its more humane to do so. So why are we not willing to give our loved ones the same needed love as we would our pets? I would not force someone to do it any more than i would force them to live in unrelenting pain. my life, my body, my treatment. PERIOD!
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