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ballot box thoughts
"Should doctors help terminally ill patients end their own lives" was
the question. One of the answers was "I'm in remission... and if they had
treated terminally ill people, then I wouldn't be here to talk about it."
I'm wondering if this means that before she was in remission she wanted to
die or if it means that she thinks that doctors would just kill people who
wree going to die anyway, rather than it being an aided choice of the
patient. Curious.
It was almost a 60-40 split for yes. Some of the people's answers seemed to
be colored by experience with a loved one suffering before death. There weas
also a good section of people sayign that individuals should be able to make
choices about their own lives. Most of the no voters called it murder or
said that it should be up to God to decide and no one else.
Thoughts? Should I post this as a poll of my own in here later?
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evilangel_lib From: evilangel_lib Date: May 31st, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I believe in the freedom of personal choice. A patient should be able to choose if they want that, and a doctor should be able to choose if they want to assist.

My question for people who say "let god decide" is if they believe in surgery & medication. Because technically, if you get cancer, maybe god has decided it's your turn to die. And wouldn't getting surgery & chemo be against gods will as well?
weeweekittie From: weeweekittie Date: May 31st, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
My closest friend has a cousin who was in a terrible motorcycle accident many years ago.
Her cousin can not live on his own, most of his brain is incapacitated, and he will never awaken from the coma he's been in all these years.
His family has kept him hooked up to the ventilator, feeding tube, everything he needs. If he's taken off of these machines, he'll die almost instantly.
But his family refuses to remove him from the machines because they say it's for God to decide if it's his time or not.

I use this only to illustrate the point that what people think God's deicision is, and what God's will actually is are two completely different things.
People will create God's will wherever they want it.

I think a person should be able to chose their own fate, and if they would rather chose the uncertainty of death over the certainty of suffering, they should be allowed to.
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