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Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon (6)

Oct 3, 2008 10:18 PM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
I deliberately started this thread to continue to addresss what is too serious a legal issue in the UK at present to ignore.
Oct 3, 2008 10:27 PM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
GENERAL INFORMATION - POLL - as of Now

VOTES CAST 20

YES 14 =70%
NO 2 =10%
NO OPINION 4 =20%
Oct 4, 2008 5:32 AM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
Perspicacious
PerspicaciousPerspicaciousNewcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England UK10 Posts
Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia, there is a very thin line between the two, and when does voluntary become compulsory.
Oct 4, 2008 6:43 AM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
Perspicacious: Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia, there is a very thin line between the two, and when does voluntary become compulsory.


Here is what I think and it is based on experience of watching intelligent sound of mind people die in extreme agony all because of an undemocratically made law in the UK.

1. Any person with a terminal condition who concsiouly requests it should have the legal right to take their own life in the UK - That in my book would be the simple non academic non religious definition of VE

2,. Assisted - Any person with a terminal condition wishing to end their life when under extreme pain also has the right to sign a declaration exonerating medics from prosecution under those circumstances in the UK and anyone assisting them as a companion/helper to go to another country where it IS legal should not be prosecuted on return to the UK either.

3. Compulsory - If Brown the Stalinist Dictator gets re-elected I have no doubt that someone in his cabinet will suggest it as it is here already by the back door anyway in denial of potentially life extending drugs and retardents for Altzheimers disease not being given clearence by NICE and cancer drugs available only within the post code lottery or in Scotland whwrevthey have more compassion and sense.

Thos are my considered opinions.
They are why I have said for years that if we are an alleged democracy WE MUST HAVE and are entitled to A REFERENDUM - Switzerland solved it and we should be allowed to go there with no fear of prosecution for those who help the person wishing to die with dignity.

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Mike Dennis
Broadstairs
Kent
Oct 4, 2008 7:57 AM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
bebbe
bebbebebbecirencester, Gloucestershire, England UK20 Posts
Totally agree! it should be the individuals own choice.......if you take a dog to the vets and it's going to suffer a long painful death the vet wouldn't think twice about putting it to sleep!!
Why should someone else decide that you and your family have to suffer months of pain and discomfort????!
mike1937: Here is what I think and it is based on experience of watching intelligent sound of mind people die in extreme agony all because of an undemocratically made law in the UK.

1. Any person with a terminal condition who concsiouly requests it should have the legal right to take their own life in the UK - That in my book would be the simple non academic non religious definition of VE

2,. Assisted - Any person with a terminal condition wishing to end their life when under extreme pain also has the right to sign a declaration exonerating medics from prosecution under those circumstances in the UK and anyone assisting them as a companion/helper to go to another country where it IS legal should not be prosecuted on return to the UK either.

3. Compulsory - If Brown the Stalinist Dictator gets re-elected I have no doubt that someone in his cabinet will suggest it as it is here already by the back door anyway in denial of potentially life extending drugs and retardents for Altzheimers disease not being given clearence by NICE and cancer drugs available only within the post code lottery or in Scotland whwrevthey have more compassion and sense.

Thos are my considered opinions.
They are why I have said for years that if we are an alleged democracy WE MUST HAVE and are entitled to A REFERENDUM - Switzerland solved it and we should be allowed to go there with no fear of prosecution for those who help the person wishing to die with dignity.

END OF

Mike Dennis
Broadstairs
Kent
Dec 7, 2008 3:31 PM CST Legally assisted suicide - Discuss the issues, possible referenda and voting thereon
Apostophe
ApostopheApostopheBoksburg, Gauteng South Africa99 Threads 2,751 Posts
Short and sweet;

I say aye!
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