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Amen, David!!! We need the death with dignity law passed!!!
IRT Serious, and I strongly disagree with your post. I cherish life from conception to death, without any intervention of a doctor to change that normal life process.
Kuroiwaj: Well, how about you suffer and let others make their own decisions about their lives and deaths!
It seems you also cherish seeing another human being suffer needlessly as well.
It is our privilege to live, and our right to die, whenever and for whatever reason we choose.
Well said, Palani.
I went thru this a couple times. The last on was the hardest. My brother knew he was gonna die before morning. But, he had to keep pushing that plunger to alleviate the pain until he couldn’t do it no more, then he passed. He wasn’t in pain with the drugs, but knowing its over was not pleasant. But, what do you do?
Well said, David. You’ve kept it brief yet covered the key issues in clear and simple language.
Absolutely right Dave. The law allowing those suffering to elect to die is long overdue. We treat animals better than we do humans when it comes to this kind
of situation. Hospitals and doctors still do a terrible job in dealing with people who are ill and suffering which is why hospice care has stepped in to help people
transition however giving people the option to chose to exit sooner is really what is needed. People will then have the full array of options which would be
continued medical treatment till the end, hospice care until the end or ending it at a time and place of the person’s choosing.
While many doctors may not be willing to be involved, there will be other who will help. Also it is my understanding that doctors no longer take the
Hippocratic Oath, so it makes me wonder why people would cite the oath as a reason to oppose this law.
Well said, David.
It is crucial that those who don’t want to participate in the process are allowed to refuse without retaliation, and that there be a mechanism to make complaints if procedures are violated or other unethical conduct occurs, or if barriers to effective care are in place.
I don’t think that the bill has this yet.
in a state that celebrates a woman’s ability to kill an innocent baby, it is especially cruel that the state does not allow an already terminally ill coherent person an option to select one’s own time and place of death.
No we don’t need to open the doors to abuse of a system that allows someone to legally exterminate an unwanted elderly person. If you want to die, there are plenty of options that exist without making it a law that says its ok to kill yourself.
We already exterminate babies, now a vocal minority want to exterminate elderly. Who is next, the handicapped and homeless?
What options are you talking about? The “bullet to the head” option? “Slit the wrist” option? Or the good old “jump off a building” option? How very compassionate of you.
Shapiro is ignorant. The vast majority of the terminally ill under hospice care die with dignity. Ignorance and fear – not fact – drive this bill.
Mahalo Shapiro. I would dare say that those who oppose may not have experienced watching a loved one deteriorate to a point in time so pitiful that life has no meaning. Your body has died and your spirit needs to be released. The choice should still be yours or left in the hands of a trusted executor of your final wishes.