Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Assissted Suicide Referendum

On Livestation today I saw a news report about possible changes to Switzerland's assisted suicide laws. The Swiss government is planning a referendum to restrict "suicide tourism" Some politicians there claim that Dignitas is not a "not for profit" clinic, but actually makes money helping people die.

Here's a an article about it.

Do you think people have the right to ask for help to die ?


Rei said...

I do believe that people have the right to ask for help in dying... Why? Because if a person is living in so much misery, so much pain, and they cannot do it themselves, I think the option should be there for them. Some people can't be helped, some will just wallow in misery and despair for the rest of their lives, so why make them suffer?

And this is all coming from someone that has tried to kill herself on 6 different occasions... I never got the job done and I'm glad I didn't. I often think that I'm here for a purpose and that's why I never died. (Although, my heart has stopped and I've had to be revived.) I'm not on a mission from Jesus or anything like that, I just think that there's some reason that I'm here. However, if I'd had the option of assisted suicide, you can bet your bottom dollar that I would have taken it in my worst moments...


Taxingwoman said...

So Rei don't you think that means there should be restrictions ?
If you had help you wouldn't be here now and that would be a shame.
Anyway I'm glad you are here.

Diane J Standiford said...

Yes. People should die when they wish as they wish. I wonder how it would affect the world if we all could do so with help. I would have taken a pill out before age 6. Not a shame, who would have even known me?