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← Special objections to the right to die - purely religious?

VrijVlinder's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by VrijVlinder

@Mac I only ask that I be treated as one would any other ailing animal, by taking out my life under general anesthetic - and not forcing me to endure unnecessary suffering due to the beliefs & fears of others.

Yes, I also hope this is how it will go. Seems not right to force a person to endure hardship and pain when there is no possibility of recovery. Not sure if you read it but I recommend "Tuesdays with Morrie"

About 78-year-old sociology professor, Morrie Schwartz, at Brandeis University, who was dying from Lou Gehrig's disease .He said that the moment he would have to use diapers that would be when he would decide it was time to go. He kept pushing his chosen death date further and further when he realized certain aspects of dependency were acceptable. Surrendering to being cared for was not so bad. It made those who cared for him happy to be able to do it. He did not want to be a burden to his family but he changed his idea of what a burden was.

When he was no longer able to communicate or to write, that is when he decided the time had come. This disease is horrible because it does not affect the mind. It is like your body is falling apart and you are aware the whole time. Like if you were in a coffin. This would have been my limit too.

People of means can find support to help them end their misery. They just give you the meds and that's it. Unfortunately this kind of empathy is not extended to people who are not rich. Animals are treated better.

Forcing someone to suffer is not ethical. There has to be some organization dedicated to help people with their own death. Besides the local gun shop..

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 00:29:45 UTC | #948815