right to die

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    [Discussion] A video supporting the right to die

    For years now I've wanted to make a video that holds all (or most) of my arguments in favor of the legalization of suicide (with certain limitations). In 2008, 11 years ago, I sat down in front of my webcam and I began talking about this subject - but I never uploaded the video. Since then, I've...
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    Voluntary euthanasia now legal for the terminally ill in Victoria, Australia

    I found this article yesterday: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/voluntary-euthanasia-is-now-legal-in-victoria While I'm glad this new legislation came in force yesterday and it is a positive step towards the right to die movement, there are a couple things I disagree with. It only applies to...
  3. Your Own Ghost

    [Discussion] Right to Die (VICE on HBO: Season 4, Episode 3)

    "When California enacted the End of Life Option Act amid fierce debate, the number of terminally ill Americans with the right to a doctor-assisted death effectively quadrupled. But in parts of Europe, euthanasia is administered far beyond the terminally ill, including those with autism...
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    [Discussion] If health care provided assisted death, would it be better

    I've often thought that the reason I'm suicidal is because I'm worried there will be no way out. But if the option of assisted death was available, I wonder if my anxiety and stress would be reduced - therefore causing me to post-pone my death to a later date (maybe when I'm elderly or...
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    My Body, My Choice. Why Everyone Should Have the Right of Self-Euthanasia.

    I'm not expecting anything to change tomorrow, or even in the next 10 to 20 years, but I do believe that if we speak now, we can help plant the seeds of understanding so that future generations might not suffer the way that we have all suffered. My intention in writing this is two-fold. First...
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    [Discussion] How cruel can pro-lifers get?

    This is the kind of stuff that really, really makes my blood boil. For fuck's sake, that person (cancer survivor) has suffered immensely for many years and continues to suffer, yet there are people who want to prevent her from exiting peacefully?! How disgusting and selfish, especially making...
  7. thrw_a_way1221221

    [Venting] Sick and tired of people and society always advocating therapy and counseling.

    Disclaimer: I am not saying that ALL therapy and mental health counseling or therapists, mental health professionals, or counselors are useless. There are some people that benefit greatly from them. With that said, I am just so damn sick and tired that people who don't want to spend the time or...
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    Psychology today article on the right to die

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/how-do-life/201611/should-assisted-suicide-be-available-everyone Wonderful article finally from a publication that specializes in “mental health”. Yes, suicide makes sense sometimes is the crux of the authors opinion.