"Lucy I'm sorry to hear about your father. I happen to agree with you. I was upset about what they did to Dr.Kevorkian - he used to give assisted suicides but was put in jail. It is your life and if you are in pain I don't see why you…"
"As a father who is up in years, I have a problem with my son making a decision about when it's time for me to let go. (I have two sons, and they have almost opposite beliefs on this.) But I would like to be able to express my wishes…"
I feel your dilema. My daughter in kindergarten was told she was going to hell because she wasn't a baptist. She was 5 & did not even know what the meaning of heaven or hell. She came home in tears & had…"
"Thank you for all your condolences. And thank you for not calling me "emotive". I still believe religion is driving the laws for these types of events. We as humans can do better. I know death is a part of life,…"
"My wonderful father died 3.5 years ago at the age of 95. He suffered a lot in the months before he died. I don't know how much because he never was one to complain or even talk about it. But it was obvious that his body was…"
My heart goes out to you. Such a difficult time. As time passes, memory shifts, and you remember more of the good, and less of the bad. At least that's how it's been for me.
It sometimes seems to me that…"
"I'm sorry for your loss.
There are several bad things going on at once.
I used to work in a hospice years ago. Back then, we were taught that ALL pain can be taken away with the appropriate amount and type of pain medications. The goal of…"
""common sense" and "legalized" generally don't generally mix well in application. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I can tell you from my own losses that this will eventually fade into…"
"Medical diagnosis & common sense would dictate procedures & approval for legalized E. If everyone could walk in my shoes for those 3 days they might have a different perspective. Doctor's take the Hippocratic Oath & the…"
"While I sympathize for what you had to go through, I have to say that laws against euthanasia doesn't necessarily have to do with religion, but also preventing possible murder that would be very hard to disprove if all it required were a…"
Hello fellow Atheists,I have just lost my Father after watching him slowly die for 3+ days in a Hospice. It was the most horrific & painful event I have ever witnessed. The Staff was caring & respectful but there was nothing peaceful or dignified about his passing. Not only am I traumatized & heartbroken, but I am filled with anger. As a society we will not let our cats & dogs suffer such a death & will put them to sleep - for humane purposes. I ask you- why I am forced…See More
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