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« on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:11 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8178942/Brothers-choose-death-over-blindness

Should euthanasia be available to people who are not in the throws of a terminal illness?

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« Reply #1 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:14 pm »

yes - if they want to die, it's their choice, especially with how over-populated the world is
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:16 pm »

it would cost a bit to keep them  alive as well if they're deaf and blind, they'd need round the clock care for the rest of their life
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:22 pm »

That is so right wing, Stu. Why should we give up our humanity for cash? Cash for what, buying arms? Sitting politicians on pedestals? Fair distribution of wealth and resources would benefit all on the planet, there is enough to go around and to care for those who have different capabilities from what we consider the norm.
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:25 pm »

Cash for people that actually want to live there's no point spending money keeping people alive that don't even want to be alive
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« Reply #5 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 12:32 pm »

Cash for people that actually want to live there's no point spending money keeping people alive that don't even want to be alive

In the extreme maybe, but who's to say they might not change their mind, then go on to greatness, to hold a grandchild, or write a book, or be the rock in the family? 
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« Reply #6 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 01:51 pm »

True...that can happen...but reading between the lines, these brothers were on the downward trajectory. Their current medical conditions would worsen and they would go on to develop new conditions which would just compound things.

Interestingly, one of the speakers at the hospice conference last year was from Brussels ( a medical sociologist, prof of EOL care, published author) and he said that although there had been no formalised studies/research done, the trend seemed to be that younger, rather than older, people were the ones accessing euthanasia.
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« Reply #7 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 06:19 pm »

throes even...geez  :stalker: lucky the fat controller isn't about.
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« Reply #8 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 10:01 pm »

it's cheaper just to throw yourself under a truck than go to all the polava of going to europe
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« Reply #9 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 10:14 pm »

But doing that will f**k the truck driver up
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« Reply #10 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 10:54 pm »

it would f**k you up more than it would him!! 

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« Reply #11 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 10:59 pm »

Too messy. 
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« Reply #12 on: Tue 15 January, 2013 - 11:38 pm »

One of my kids saw another kid go under a trucks wheels...pretty awful for her.
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« Reply #13 on: Wed 16 January, 2013 - 06:07 pm »

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8178942/Brothers-choose-death-over-blindness

Should euthanasia be available to people who are not in the throws of a terminal illness?


very much dependant on circumstances - where life is worse than death.
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« Reply #14 on: Wed 16 January, 2013 - 08:27 pm »

Maybe it should be an option in top security prisons and nuthouses where there is no hope of rehab.
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