Chances are, some of you have probably seen the "you can run but you can't hide" tables set up in front of Wal-Mart or gas stations in your area.The "ever so friendly" man behind the table asks if you are willing to donate money to help
Suicide has been considered quite honorable in other cultures--the Romans spring to mind. A Brit caught cheating at cards was expected to do the honorable thing--shoot himself through the brain. By what right does a government tell me, a an elderly fellow with sound mind and body, what I can or cannot do with my own life?
Sounds like religio-tards trying to keep getting my money (were I a religio-tard).
Other practices were and are considered honorable in other cultures honor suicides, honor killings (also a honorable practice in ancient Rome) and other practices that are perhaps even more backward or downright dumb.
That can't be a reason. The second argument is rather better. You can of course always kill yourself. There are so many ways that the only limit is your own fantasy, not what the govt allows or prohibits.
The problem only rises when you ask other people to do it for you. And then we are in the realm of euthanasia and all the problems that entail. When, how, who decides and when, must you possess a testament (will) when you arrive at a state of disputable mental competence and so on. That should be an option and regulated properly, I think.
Because the Romans had some bad ideas doesn't' make every one of their ideas bad.
That is a great idea. If they ever come to Maryland, I'll hop in my car and chase them the whole way there while playing the Genitorturer's version of "I Touch Myself".