what is your opinion on euthanasia?

@pratik87 (1928)
India
May 21, 2009 9:10am CST
Euthanasia - the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy. Let's consider two cases: 1. You are in coma/terminal stadium of cancer/other horrible disease/You are going to vegetate all Your life (without even ability to speaking). Would You like to end Your life at this point or rather suffer to the "natural" end. "Natural" because You would be medical treated to keep You alive. My choice: terminal stadium/vegetation - euthanasia. In case of coma I would like to be keeped alive for 2 years, just in case, but after that I would like to die. 2. The same case as in 1. but subject is not You but somebody You really love. My choice: if this would be the will of that person... It would be hard for me, but I would comply this request. Also when that person would be vegetating without hope to cure... - my choice is euthanasia. This is may opinion. What's Yours? I'm very curious. One rule, please: Keep Your religion for Yourself. If You are going to make some religion argument better write: "my conscience forbid it"
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@sataness (321)
21 May 09
sometimes i agree with Euthanasia for thos in a coma state or otherwise- if it's the person's choice. However there are double these cases where ill people feel guilty for 'burdening' (as they feel) their family and friends and so choose euthanasia. Alternatively there are many relatives that pressure sick family members into choosing euthanasia (for the money from the inheritance), sick but it's true. In some cases pain can be so extreme the individual may feel like they're going to die- and they get better. There are many cases similar to this where people experience extreme pain but battle through it - and get better. The problem is 'vountary' Euthanasia is not always pure action of the one feeling sick. There's too many pressures by family members and their conscience for them to logically decide to die. This for me disregards Euthanasia as there's more chance of misabuse of it rather than advantages. Happy mylotting
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@geniustiger (1699)
• Philippines
21 May 09
In my own idea i rather to agree euthansia cause I am so pity to the person suffereing her/his pain for long time . To end her/his suffering and great pain its the answer for it. I cannot take it to look at him to carry it and burden his/her illness.To cut it off I rather ask that for him/her. I will ask God first to forgive my sins for that before I will tell the doctor.
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• Philippines
21 May 09
I don't agree with it personally. ^_^ I believe that in our life there is always this light of hope. A person will die if it's really his time. One of my cousin was once in a coma situation but our family didn't even at once thought of ending his life, just look at him right now, on the process of recovering already. ^_^ All we did was to put our full trust to God.
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@raclie (1734)
• Singapore
21 May 09
this is a very good discussion! well, for me, i think i would rather live. i think it would be better to stare at the eyes of my loved ones, hear their voices and listen to what they say. talking is not very nessary, there are other ways of communicating, like to blink your eyes, or other movements. and if you dont want to live anymore, i dont know, maybe you can communicate it somehow? i think i would not want to be euthanised no matter what, unless i am under life support (where machines are doing all the job for me: breathing, pumping blood...) and my family are going into debts because they are trying to keep me alive even though i will never get better. i suppose, if it IS the will of the person you love, you should do it. it may hurt you greatly, but since we have no idea how he is feeling, it is better to do so since he has no way of communitating his pain to you anymore. the person you love is no longer able to communicate his love to you. its sad, but i suppose, you are not able to do anything about it. so i suppose, it is just better to give him his last wish and do what he wanted.
@bunzor (303)
21 May 09
I agree with euthanasia. I think it's a very personal choice to the person who is suffering and their immediate family. I think just allowing people to make that decision themselves would be an amazing thing for governments the world over to do. But as with everything they feel the need to control it and take freedom away from people. I understand why there are people against it, but like I say - it's down to whoever is suffering, or their family if the person is unable to make their own choice (because they are vegative or in a coma).
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@angel_690 (209)
• United States
22 May 09
I would have to say that I agree with euthanasia if it is the persons wishes to die after being in a vegatative state or a coma. As I would not want to live in that state if their was really no chance of recovery.
• Australia
22 May 09
i agree if its the persons wishes before hand. i my self would like to be "PUT DOWN" if i was on life support or in a state with no control of any of my body etc. i have a disease where i live daily with severe pain. morphine just makes it bearable. if it ever go to the stage where no meds etc will help and i was too much burden on my loved ones i will disappear and take my months worth in one dose.soz but im already a partial burden as my husband has to do everything round the house etc.
@madhu_yl (116)
• India
21 May 09
Hi pratik, I agree with euthanasia only sometimes.because some people cure very fast,but some people face coma and other problems in very longtime,they don't cure and their family face so many problems with that person.so sometimes this euthanasia is correct.I only think about that person problem is without cure,i agree with euthanasia.
• Philippines
21 May 09
I am a Roman Catholic. but what you said definitely has a point and there's no argument in that. who ever is paying for your expense for at least "forever" will soon run out of money and would painfully preferred euthanasia.well, am sure to those who have been this had probably end up going through the confession every now and then. it's hard but you're both suffering if one does not severed the connection.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
21 May 09
Hi pratik, I agree with Euthanasia when it's known that the person cannot recover. There is no point to keeping someone alive on life support. I would not want it for myself or any of my loved ones unless of course that loved one had indicated that it was what they wanted. Blessings.
@asherem2 (257)
• Thailand
21 May 09
Euthanasia had always been practiced in the battlefields...that is when a fellow soldier is well, beyond salvage - thereby the buddy puts a bullet through his head. depends on what kind of culture or palce you are - then in small ways or the other euthanasia can be practiced - if you're asking me - i'll just cross the bridge when im there.... you might say it now - but in the end you don't have the heart to do it...
@shaeki (42)
• Philippines
21 May 09
If I were to become a vegetable all my life, I would really prefer resorting to euthanasia. Especially if I have full consciousness and am well aware of what happens around me. If I were to become comatose with all my body parts intact and no permanent damages on my appearance whatsoever, I'd like to be kept alive for as long as possible. I just think it would be really cool to wake up after a long time and see the how the world has changed. If it were to happen to a loved one, we have the same views.