I have always been in favor of Dr.Kevorkians cause. The government won't even let us die the way we want to. Not a lot of compassion there, huh? Many terminally ill people don't have the physical control to end their live's on their own. He helped them. I hope that, God forbid, if I ever needed a peaceful and painless way out there would be someone around to help me with my passing.
It would be difficult to ask anyone to help because of the trials and tribulations they would have to face afterwards.
I had a friend that had made arrangements to go to Oregon if such a thing happened to her. I guess that is the way to do it for now.
Our frikkin' government wants to control our live's from birth through death. We have the right to end our live's the way we want- when we want. Government needs to keep their noses out of such a personal decision.
Laura, I agree, if someone is terminally ill or incurably and horrifically disabled or whatever, the decision (even though sometimes it may seem a selfish one) is entirely theirs. The only thing that worries me is when and if money and profit are involved.
I had a terminally ill friend and I had promised her that I would take her to Switzerland whenever she wanted me too. I would undoubtably been prosecuted for doing so. Very sadly (or not, whichever way you look at it) she drank herself to death before the need arose.
That is sad Lynn. My friend ended up falling down and breaking her arm. She was already so sick and frail and when the hospital gave her some morphine for the pain it killed her. She was gone within minutes.
So she sort got her wish. It was ok with the government since the hospital did it. She was a hell of a woman and lived a fabulous life but she is sorely missed. Her name was Nancey Truman-Hitchcock and boy did she have some hysterical stories about her life.
Laura...can't send you stars....
On a sober, unemotional note!! Death isn't a huge bogeyman for me. We live we die and then.....whatever you personally believe or not. It seems to me that Americans.....thus dutifully followed by the UK and closely lagging behind, the rest of Europe, has become so totally OBSESSED with "youth" and "immortality" that they have completely lost touch with reality.
You can be sure of two things.....death and taxes.
We have the right to end our live's the way we want- when we want.