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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Where is My Freedom of Choice?

Posted on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 11:43 AM

I am a little perplexed at why someone would want to see anyone (let alone a beloved member of their family) suffer any longer than absolutely necessary with a terminal disease. It is considered inhumane to treat our pets this way, maybe we need to change our views on how we treat our own kind.

There is a group in BC that is going to start a legal battle, hoping it will end in the Supreme Court, trying to lift the ban on assisted suicide. I was listening to a certain news radio station based in the maritimes, and could not believe that in this day in age that there would actually be people against this. I do have to say that a good number of the opposed were condemning it for religious beliefs, but not all.

I am a firm believer that religion has absolutely no business entering into politics, not everyone is religious, and therefore do not have the representation we deserve. This is not the premise for this bitch, some of the most ridiculous reasons were given for opposition such as:

1. What if a young person were to break up with their significant other and out of depression be allowed to be assisted in death?

2. What if an elderly person didn't want to live on after their spouse has died?

3. We would have to rewrite insurance policies to ensure that this process is covered.

And a bunch of other utterly braindead scenarios.

As if the federal government would make it a retail revolving door death shop for profit, where at noon someone decides to end it all, and by 2:00 they are dead. Utterly fucking ludicrous! Does anyone really think that there will not be some drawn out legal process where lawyers and multiple doctors will have to endorse this procedure? It makes me sick that we live in a society where the last shred of dignity has to be ripped from us in the form of suffering till the bitter end. Come on people we as a collective society can do much better than this!!! —Dignified Exit for Me Please

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