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I say yes. If they're in a coma or on life support, their closest of kin should make the decision, and a doctor should do it.
However, if they're fully capable of doing it themselves, I think they should be able to visit a clinic, and be given the injection to do it themselves. If they wish to end their lives in a clean and 'dignified' way, they should be able to do it themselves. I don't think anyone else, especially a doctor who's main oath is 'do no harm', should have to deal with the emotional fallout of that. I think it's much cleaner than an overdose or a more violent way of killing oneself, and I think it'd be less of an emotional shock to anyone who is close to them and hears the news.
Off topic, but the more I work with windows here at work, the more I absolutely effing hate it.
The new windows or in general?
The newer versions of windows. XP was/is great in my opinion, but Win 7 and Win 8 are just a pain in my ass here at work.
Specifically, it's the updates I hate. They're huge and take FOREVER to install.
I might be sounding like a christian here but I it is wrong to kill someone because they are never going to talk, walk, or do anything again. Just think about it this way they were survives from the start, they survived the other who could have made it died and he/she didn't. If it is ALS ( Lou Gehrig's Disease) apparently (according to one of my friends) they are implementing stem-cells in to the spine to try and help fight ALS, and if it works they are a survive yet again.
*believe before " it is wrong to kill someone because they are never going to talk, walk, or do anything again."
Well, the harpers tend to avoid controversial social issues because they don't want to upset their conservative, christian-right base. They haven't touched abortion or gay marriage because they know there is overwhelming public support among the other 70%, and doing so would be the end of their political careers. More progressive governments have no problem tackling tough issues - it's their bread and butter - which is exactly why abortion and gay marriage are not criminal acts in Canada.
Quebec has already adopted right to die legislation. Legislation is pending in Manitoba. It's just a matter of time for BC and Ontario. As other Provinces come on board, and public support grows, the Feds will eventually have to respond with a National policy. Libs tend to roll with public opinion. Right to die has been an NDP plank for decades. Between the 2 parties, they will carry the combined majority after 2016, so legislation is fairly inevitable. Law comes from government. The Supreme Court deals, for the most part, with the constitutionality of law on a case by case basis.
I think assisted suicide is permissible with counseling. If it were me, and I were to die of a terminal illness and/or was in great pain, I would want to sit down with someone, preferably a counselor with no religious ties, and speak with them candidly about how this process would work and why I wanted it done. I'd also want my family and friends to sit in on this counselling. I just think of Breaking Bad in these situations. I think, while all the drug-related stuff could be funny, it really tackled the issue of a terminal illness and what people with one can go through, including what their families go through.
My experience with law inclines me to say no because of the enormous legal issues associated with legalising it, but I am personally sympathetic to the dying with dignity side. I'm a tad conflicted about the whole thing really.
This reminds me of these lines from Dicken's Christmas Carol published in 1843...
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
As Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr once stated, "The more that things change, the more they remain the same".