Assisted suicide for terminal illness, the debate.

Are you for or against assisted suicide in the case of terminal illness?

I am personally for it, although I think it needs to be done with compassionate care and when there are no chances of survival from the illness. I have visited people in hospice before, those just basically waiting to die and are at the max amount of morphine they can have and still in terrible pain. To me there is no good reason to tell a person they must suffer, it's inhumane.

What are your thoughts?

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    06/23/14
    If its their choice then so be it.
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      06/23/14
      I can't be polite about it n lie. I m completely in favor. Personal experience. My grandmother was terminally ill she couldn't walk breath herself or even eat food. She had lost her self respect n confidence. And no matter how much we loved her we all wanted her to rest at peace rather than see her so much in pain. Assisted or not but I opine that every person has a right to live and die a respectable way.
      But again its definition is always open to various interpretation.
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        06/23/14
        I can understand both sides, but I think it's ok, in terminal cases. If you have no hope of a cure/survival, and it's truly what you want, I think it's ok. It would truly be sad, but it's your life. Especially the people who are going to be forever confined to a hospital, like you said, still in pain or who have no hope of ever going home. Where's the life in that? You're not living, you're just not dying. If a relative or friend of mine told me that was their choice, it would hurt terribly, but I would understand. Especially the cases where someone has it flat out stated that that is what they want, and then they go into a vegetative state, and family argues about not doing it when it's what the person already said they wanted. Don't just let them suffer, I say. They didn't want to be in such constant agony, so just let them go.
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          06/23/14
          it's very difficult for me, I can't imagine letting someone go. I understand at that point you are doing them a favor but I just don't think I would ever have the courage to even pull the plug.
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