• I also feel he has the right to choose his life outcome. I think there should very strict guidelines to where it should be allowed for people who have life altering disabilities like this. Like this article says, if someone wants to die badly enough they will do it. So, the fact he doesnt want to shoot himself or make it a messy situation is understandable. There should also be a rule that states something like after the request is approved, they have to wait a certain amount of time (maybe a year) to come back to the court and say that he still wants the euthanization. This would ensure that people are positive and aren't making rash decisions.

    March 29, 2012 at 9 a.m.

  • Of course this gentleman has the right to die. The problem with the nanny state we now live in is the varied factions of those who think they know what is best for others, and go to all lengths to control their fellow human beings who possess the basic human right to domain over their own being, physical and otherwise.

    As with the carrying out of the death penalty, as much as I am in support of the principle, I honestly don't know if I could be the one "behind the trigger". It would take a stout heart and soul to be part of snuffing out a life, whether in the name of the state or of a single individual begging to be released from suffering.

    But I will tell you this: I would fight to my own death to defend the right of individuals to self-determined, voluntary, legal euthanasia. Our country has a long way to go in the realm of humane living as well as humane dying.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:50 a.m.

  • i feel this is too hard of a topic to debate. There's a side to every story. What he wants, what his family wants/feels, what his friends want/feel, ect, ect. I'm not in his position, thankfully, but i don't think i would want to live like that. But since I have a spouse and kids, I would want to live for them. to see my children grow up.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:06 a.m.