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Would you consider assisted suicide when too old, severely ill, or incapacitated?

Just today, former Dutch Prime Minister Dries van Agt and his wife die ‘hand in hand’ by euthanasia at age 93. In some countries, the right to die is a personal choice. It has been argued that if we are able to choose our work, spouses, and other preferences, euthanasia should not be an exception. In very clear cases, it is considered mercy killing to end the life of someone who is in unbearable suffering, fore example the soldiers injured during war without any nearby hospital or medical care.

Although this may seem like a legitimate argument, many people, especially in the religious circles, are fully against the taking of life under any circumstances. Only God has the power and authority to give or take life. The saddest part about a society that supports euthanasia is the invisible pressure for people with severe medical conditions or the elderly to pull the plug even when they are not ready or still have some hope for recovery. When assisted suicide is a legal option, people who would otherwise not consider it end up taking it up so as not to become a burden to others.

This is still a divided debate and no conclusive decision has been settled on with people on both sides of the divide for their own reasons. Would you consider assisted suicide or euthanasia when you’re too old, severely ill, or incapacitated?

Poll Results

16.13%Yes when too old ( 5 voters )
3.23%Yes when severely ill ( 1 voter )
0%Yes when incapacitated
29.03%Yes for any of these reasons ( 9 voters )
51.61%No I would never consider it ( 16 voters )
Based On 31 Votes

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    I will never consider killing myself as an option, everyone is going through stuff, l would rather talk to God and friends so that l can get support that l need

    I will never consider killing myself as an option, everyone is going through stuff, l would rather talk to God and friends so that l can get support that l need

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  2. Am here to read comment and learn Thank you for this insightful historical article Thank you for sharing your knowledge

    Am here to read comment and learn

    Thank you for this insightful historical article

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  3. This is an easy question if you're not in one of those situations. Life is sacred and when one gets to the point of considering ending it, there's a lot of thought and pain and courage involved. You could say no now but embrace it when it comes. You may also say yes now but shy away when it comes. TRead more

    This is an easy question if you’re not in one of those situations. Life is sacred and when one gets to the point of considering ending it, there’s a lot of thought and pain and courage involved. You could say no now but embrace it when it comes. You may also say yes now but shy away when it comes. There’s no telling and any decision one makes in thos case should be respected.

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  4. Is abortion also a type of assisted suicide?

    Is abortion also a type of assisted suicide?

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  1. The way I was raised was/is to be mentally & physically strong. I thank God for giving me parents who instilled this discipline in me. I once read a quote that was something to the tune of "A man who has mastered his emotions has mastered the whole world." Correct me if I'm wrong. I've been raisRead more

    The way I was raised was/is to be mentally & physically strong. I thank God for giving me parents who instilled this discipline in me. I once read a quote that was something to the tune of “A man who has mastered his emotions has mastered the whole world.” Correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve been raised to think like a leader and not a follower, to RUN to God when I need Him most, in good and in bad. I’ve been raised to NOT be a quitter so why start now? I have a duty and responsibility to my forefathers and future descendants to carry our bloodline and I will not cut it short until God Himself decides to take back His breath from me. Until then, I soldier on in this life. And even though life does get hard, I fight back. Like the 300 Trojans “I come WITH my shield from battle (Life) or ON my shield”.

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  2. Assisted suicide should be a personal decision left to the individual and their lived ones. Only them know the best scenario and are in a better position to make that decision. Coming up with restrictive laws will affect people who genuinely need this service.

    Assisted suicide should be a personal decision left to the individual and their lived ones. Only them know the best scenario and are in a better position to make that decision. Coming up with restrictive laws will affect people who genuinely need this service.

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