Just watched this and it was very engrossing. Assisted termination of one's life remains a hush hush subject across our nation. If your mom  or dad asked for assistance would you help? Death with dignity should be an inalienable right the way I see it. Our current laws, minus Oregon & Washington, live up to the reputation of being an ass.

Views: 87

Comment by Ed on November 15, 2012 at 5:30pm

Kris,

Individuals portrayed in the documentary were of a similar mindset but unfortunately some got into some serious legal hot water just by being aware and in the immediate area when the termination occurred. The book Final Exit was covered which was written by the founder of the Hemlock Society. Arizona and Georgia spent millions trying to prosecute members of the Final Exit Network for their involvement in assisted termination but ultimately lost.  This issue is not going to go away and eventually will have to dealt with on a national level I believe.

Comment by SteveInCO on November 15, 2012 at 9:48pm

I understand that where this option is legal, people often accept a supply of the drug and then never actually use it.  But it's huge peace of mind; if it ever gets so bad you can't stand it, well you won't have to.

When it comes to this, we treat our fucking animals better than we treat ourselves.

Comment by Ed on November 16, 2012 at 9:10pm

Steve,

You can thank the paranoia of 'playing God' on our inability to let mature coherent humans decide it's time or not. Theists seem to think it is somehow OK to expect an individual to suffer a debilitating protracted illness that has little to no chance for correction. How they decide this without considering the total lack of benevolence on the part of their god, sure as hell not mine, is beyond me.

Comment

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

Forum

How ArtScience Doubts the Supernatural

Started by Stephen Nowlin in Small Talk. Last reply by Stephen Nowlin yesterday. 1 Reply

Selling Atheism

Started by David Boots in Small Talk. Last reply by David Boots 20 hours ago. 10 Replies

Free Books to UK Schools

Started by JadeBlackOlive in Small Talk. Last reply by David Boots on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Calling me kiddo?

Started by Belle Rose in Society. Last reply by Keara quiroz yesterday. 18 Replies

Blog Posts

Microscopium - the microscope

Posted by Brad Snowder on February 25, 2017 at 2:33pm 1 Comment

Monoceros - the unicorn

Posted by Brad Snowder on February 18, 2017 at 5:45pm 0 Comments

© 2017   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service