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Assisted Suicide

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:51 am
by Foxfyre Recluse
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.

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:42 am
by ROU Killing Time
Sums it up for me. So, where to libertarians stand on this issue?

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:45 am
by eric_marsh
I'm with you on this one. I think a prohibition against suicide (and assisted suicide) is a relic of religious dictates.

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:13 am
by strawman
When is suicide murder?

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:16 am
by eric_marsh
strawman wrote:When is suicide murder?
If it's murder then it's not suicide.

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:42 am
by strawman
How about when a schizophrenic kills himself?

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:28 pm
by ROU Killing Time
strawman wrote:How about when a schizophrenic kills himself?
You're thinking multiple personality disorder. A different animal than schizophrenia.

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:05 pm
by strawman
Thanks. I was thinking Sally Fields and Me, Myself, and Irene.
So how about it?

Re: Assisted Suicide

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:36 am
by Foxfyre Recluse
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.

Re: Assisted Suicide

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