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Do You Favor Euthanasia

Are you favor with euthanasia (mercy killing)? Would you please justify your answer please.

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I do not favor euthanasia. But if some thought they just absolutely had to die then let them kill themselves instead of having someone else do it. At least that way there won't be 2 people who are murderers. The Bible says do not commit murder.
---john on 8/20/08


No. If it is someone's time to go, then God will take them.
---Bob on 4/25/07


M.P. Very well said
---Donna on 3/6/06


nvBarbara, you are correct when you say that is not mercy killing. It is just removing the machinery that, at one time, would never have been available anyway and then nature would have taken its course. Although modern medicine often saved lives that are worth saving I do think that sometimes we endeavour to keep alive a body (that really should have been allowed to die) just because we now have the technology to do so.
---M.P. on 3/6/06


I just remember sitting with my aunt who was in the advanced stages of cancer. She was comatose and there was no brain activity. We took turns sitting beside her at the hospital. Even though it was not her wish, her sisters just couldn't let go. Once the "plug was pulled", her body died peacefully that day. I don't think that is 'mercy killing', its letting nature take its course.
---NVBarbara on 3/6/06




In my state you can also specify in writing if (should you be comatose and terminal)you want tube feedings, antibiotics etc. and for how long.(Paramedics, however, responding to a 911 are REQUIRED to attempt resusitation regardless). Terrible having to make such decisions for a loved one. Question: Is it possible for medical science to prolong life beyond what is God's will? I've worked with many "Terri Schivos" in the hospital and I stll ask this.
---Donna on 3/6/06


In my state you can also specify in writing if (should you be comatose and terminal)you want tube feedings, antibiotics etc. and for how long.(Paramedics, however, responding to a 911 are REQUIRED to attempt resusitation regardless). Terrible having to make such decisions for a loved one. Question: Is it possible for medical science to prolong life beyond what is God's will? I've worked with many "Terri Schivos" in the hospital and I stll ask this.
---Donna on 3/5/06


when I was trained in the medical field. I was taught the ALL human life is specialand do whatever you can to protect it and save it. now the medical field says that what a person gives to society is the quality of life for that person. a question....where is mercy in killing?
---willow on 3/5/06


I work at a hospital and the other night there was a 'code blue' which is cardiac arrest and you should see the doctors and nurses go; ready to perform their job! They performed the job and in the middle of their resuscitation they discovered a DNR. That did not stop them. I see what you are saying because about 25 years ago I was in that situation and I am glad of no DNR, thank God I didn't have one!
---gregg8944 on 3/5/06


It does not take away from your death when your comatose body is lying there and a nurse walks past your room and the alarms go off telling the nurse that your heart has stopped and she jumps in the room and performs her duty and starts your heart. More than likely you will be put in a room for terminally ill patients and they will just watch to keep that from happening and making the nurse feel bad.
---gregg8944 on 3/5/06




I also have a living will Gregg, I won't be a burden on my family. I don't want any extreme measures taken to keep an ill or diseased body alive when there is no brain activity.
BTW Jack is still in prison, he'll be up for parole next year.
---NVBarbara on 3/5/06


oh, and a DNR is only when you need resuscitation. You could lie in the bed for years living on your body and not need resuscitation. Then if your half life is a burden on your family they can turn to the courts.
---gregg8944 on 3/5/06


NVBarb, the DNR is only at the discretion of the nurses and doctors. If there are relatives around at the time your heart stops and they want you to be around, the quickness of the situation will determine the acceptance of a DNR. If there is no time to review whether a DNR is signed, believe me, they will do what they can until it is recognized whether a DNR is present. If you were brought back from death before the DNR was recognized, OHHH well, you'll probably die again.
Anbd Jack is probably dead
---gregg8944 on 3/5/06


I have signed a DNR in the event that my body is still alive, but my brain is dead. (some may say its dead already!)
However, no one has the right to take their own life, or another's for any reason.

Is Jack Kavorkian still in jail?
---NVBarbara on 3/5/06


I don't! I could not even bring myself to end the life of my own dog, how much more for a human being? Call it cowardice but I simply can't decide to end a life: be it that of a pet or of a human being!
---Linda6546 on 3/4/06


The Lord giveth, and The Lord taketh away.. Are you The Lord?
---Lynn on 3/4/06


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I had to think on this one first. I must say "not", if for some convenience. I also say in certain instances where the person is past recovery, in horrible pain beyond relief, or proven to be brain dead I must support it. I would NEVER want to be a burden to my loved ones, especially when the only purpose of being kept breathing was to get money for the institution where my body was kept in state. God is not a cruel or uncaring God. He knows what is in our heart of hearts.
---mikefl on 2/27/06


Euthanasia is murder....enough said.
---Lissa on 2/27/06


Euthanasia is wrong because it is giving up on God. -- "Let us not become weary in doing right, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not give up." (Galatians 6:9)
---DoryLory on 2/25/06


No, thou shalt not kill. That being said, some interpret removing life support from one who has said they didn't want it as being "mercy killing." Modern technology enables man to prolong life far beyond what normally would be the point of death--pain can kill, malnutrition, lack of oxygen, lack of fluids, etc. We consider the wishes and desires of each individual as to what technology they in good conscience can receive, and respect that. We try to make them comfortable in their decision--WWJD.
---Wayne87 on 2/25/06


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No, prematurly or unnaturally killing someone is wrong, and it does not allow the suffering one any natural or supernatural chance for recovery.
---Eloy on 2/25/06


No!!! I'm already 68 years old. Goodness don't ask this question again.
---mima on 2/25/06


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