Assisted Suicide

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Assisted Suicide

Post by Foxfyre Recluse » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:51 am

This drabble spawns from an assignment I had to do in my Government class. We were suppose to write about our view on doctors allowing to give terminally ill patients a cocktail that contained a drug that would kill them sooner than having to live through the pain of dying slowly, with the patients consent of course. We were supposed to write 50 words. I thought why not double to words and present it in the way of a story that clearly describes my view of assisted suicide.

I wish I could die

I woke up and all I felt was the pain. I didn’t know how long I could live like this. How could I stop this madness? I knew that my time was coming, yet it wasn’t coming fast enough. I had asked the doctors for the drugs that kill you faster. They had said that it was illegal in this state. Not only was the pain physical, but emotional. To watch my wife and daughters cry was just as unbearable as the pain inside. So here I sit, in pain waiting for the day I could finally rest in peace.
Umm... left then right

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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:42 am

Sums it up for me. So, where to libertarians stand on this issue?
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Post by eric_marsh » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:45 am

I'm with you on this one. I think a prohibition against suicide (and assisted suicide) is a relic of religious dictates.
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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by strawman » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:13 am

When is suicide murder?
Never judge anyone until you have biopsied their brain.

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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by eric_marsh » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:16 am

strawman wrote:When is suicide murder?
If it's murder then it's not suicide.
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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by strawman » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:42 am

How about when a schizophrenic kills himself?
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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by ROU Killing Time » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:28 pm

strawman wrote:How about when a schizophrenic kills himself?
You're thinking multiple personality disorder. A different animal than schizophrenia.
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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by strawman » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:05 pm

Thanks. I was thinking Sally Fields and Me, Myself, and Irene.
So how about it?
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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by Foxfyre Recluse » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:36 am

strawman wrote:When is suicide murder?
It is considered attempted murder if you try to commit suicide and fail. The first people that come to talk to you is the police.
Umm... left then right

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Re: Assisted Suicide

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:30 am

strawman wrote:When is suicide murder?
Suicide is murder when you are sufficiently pregnant**. Or when you use some variation of "suicide by cop" -- you want to die but decide to keep killing strangers until someone stops you.


** Remember, human life starts at my intent to conceive with you. (Saying no (to me) is morally wrong, girls!) :wink:

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