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Old 10-02-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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New Hampshire's legislature is working on a bill legalizing assisted suicide.

The bill under consideration is currently in a study committee, but proponents want it debated and passed this session.

Another state considering 'euthanasia' (OneNewsNow.com)
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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I am a conservative but I have to say that if I develop a terminal illness, I would like to have the choice to end my life if and when I choose to do so in the manner in which I choose to do so.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:17 PM
 
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Ah death.....it's soooo progressive.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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Assisted suicide is not euthanasia.

Oregon is the only state that currently provides for assisted suicide.

"On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose." - State of Oregon: Death With Dignity Act

Euthanasia defined: "The putting to death, by painless method, of a terminally-ill or severely debilitated person through the omission (intentionally withholding a life-saving medical procedure, also known as 'passive euthanasia') or commission of an act ('active euthanasia')." - Legal Definition of Euthanasia
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I love how people scream for those in power not to tell them what to do with their body, unless they want to force others to do what they want. It's not like people are ending their lives because they have an ingrown toenail. Let people decide what they want to do with their own end of life circumstances if you agree or not. Not like most people voting no on this are going through what these people are going through.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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Good.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:56 AM
 
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I guess the left are ignoring the fact a woman in Oregon was offered death over medical care. That is what assisted suicide has led to. Euthanisa will be next and hussein obama has filled his criminal administration with true believers of euthanisa.
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:02 AM
 
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Paranoid much? Go volunteer at a hospice for a couple of months, then come back and tell us just what it was that caused you to change your mind...
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Paranoid much? Go volunteer at a hospice for a couple of months, then come back and tell us just what it was that caused you to change your mind...
That might require some personal sacrifice beyond driving to the megachurch and the Old Country Buffet on Sunday. Couldn't have that now, could we?
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Old 10-03-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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If someone is terminally ill with no hope of getting better, I see nothing wrong with that person committing suicide with or without the assistance of medical personal.

There is something quite unpleasant about certain people getting angry about someone who is facing their last months or years in constant pain and undignified medical care who wants to go out as peacefully and painlessly as possible. I find the concept that a person does not have the right to control his or her own body (and this doesn't stop with suicide) to be completely grotesque and immoral. Why should I or anyone else be forced to live the rest of our lives in unspeakable pain because you don't like the idea of me offing myself?

Keep in mind this is different from a euthanasia program, which would never ever support even in jest. I will also admit there are some people who do actually support a euthanasia program like that s--tbag Peter Singer. But that is not what we are discussing.
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