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  • Guys in that situation tend to study law in jail, don't they? Or maybe that's just what TV shows suggest. Another option is...well..there's a you tube of a guy who brought a cyanide pill and a bottle of water to his sentencing. When they found him guilty, he took it. It was only 4 minutes later when he made some strange noises and fell, and never got up again. ...I suppose there is a logic to his decision. We all die, it's just a matter of when. So when the life quality of your remaining time is going to be intolerable, painful, torturous, well...that's what Kevorkian was offering compassionate help with. And even though he was disallowed (I think for reasons of the state wanting to have control , by denying individuals their own innate control for themselves, but that's an offshoot discussion), but...so, even though assisted suicide is illegal for terminal people in pain, still a hospital will offer the option to sign a "do not resuscitate" order, when one has a terminal loved one in the hospital. ...My mother for example, kept having her longs shut down (she had COPD). And that means she died! But we kept calling the ambulance, and they'd shove a tube into her lungs and blow them back up and restart them ("intubate" her). Her life quality sucked at that point (diaper, dementia (alzheimers)) .....for two years we kept her alive, though nature had already said "enough". She shouldn't go on. This is when the hospital told us you can just let her go. ................................. So I see a problem with a government stripping people's rights to chose for themselves away. And if a guy wants to buy a pill and be done, that's his business. If going to jail really will be unbearable to someone, then I think I'd stand back and let him call his own shots. I wouldn't interfere. I wouldn't blame a convicted felon for thinking "well..when it's over, it's over". And that...or get used to jail, would be the only 2 options for someone in the situation you described.
    • Anoname
      Again your answer is exactly on point. The remainder of life looks insufferable then it might be time to check out.
  • Pray first, then just do my best to help whomever I can. I wouldn't fault anyone for checking out, but you never know when a decision can be overturned due to new evidence or God has a reason for you to be where you are, you just never know! IMHO most ppl are capable of suicide all on their own and therefore don't need assistance. Euthanasia is allowed in many places now, but I'm concerned for those like the 500 victims of recent domestic abuse that commit suicide every year. I think many of these people could be helped with counseling to see that it's not the end of the world also the 20-some veterans that commit suicide every hour.
    • Linda Joy
      Psychologists say surviving a family member's suicide is comprable to being in a concentration camp you really have to think of the people you're leaving behind
    • Anoname
      I thought about the new evidence arguement late last night.,but isn't that grasping at straws?
    • Linda Joy
      You never know what blessings may come your way when you're following God's will.

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