Death is vital Female NY
- Mar 19, 2020
This is beautiful but i dont think i can wait another 40 years for them to finally realize all chronic illnesses that have no cure and are unending should be granted euthanasia. America is all about money. They do not care about the quality of any humans life. You can be brain dead and they will keep you alive for years just like this bullshit fix26 believes and honestly no point arguing with them they are ignorant its like arguing with a wall at the end of the day they will never understand but what they will one day understand is that they are not immune to illness and sickness. They can very much be like us and in our shoes if not today, then will definitely be when they get older..my grandfather has alzhimers and wants to die they dont even understand the gruesome unending lengths we go through dealing with all our suffering, and yes theres many people even in their 20s whos dealing with severe memory loss as well. Illness doesn’t discriminate based on age....what idiots they are...I really don't understand your point. The ECHR isn't just a random court. It's the largest European legal body, compare it to the Supreme Court in the US. It's the highest Court in Europe and the members of the European Council, that's basically all of Europe with 47 member states, have to follow through. They have the final say. Such court rulings are the framework organizations like Exit Switzerland and Dignitas operate under. They legitimize the existence of assisted suicide in countries such as Switzerland, Belgium and Netherlands. Do you think it's a coincidence they're all located in Europe? The legal trend has been in favor of assisted suicide for the last few years, public opinion also shows overwhelming support and it's generally growing. Germany, a large country, just recently legalized assisted suicide with very similar arguments the ECHR used.
In Switzerland we constantly have the debate to make assisted suicide more accessible towards people that suffer from mental illness regardless of age. The efforts so far didn't result in any success but the overton window is moving. Those are clear signs.
Here is a global study about suicide and assisted suicide, involving examination of data for 21 countries, specific examples of great public support despite the lack of assisted suicide are Denmark and the UK:
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The same trend is happening in the US, look at this survey from Gallup for example. 52% think doctor-assisted suicide is morally acceptable. The poll is from 2018.
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Majorities of most subgroups of Americans remain supportive of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, but weekly churchgoers are opposed to both.news.gallup.com
I understand your concern and it probably makes sense that you think the majority of people would oppose us if you're confronted by organizations like fixthe26. But keep in mind, those people are a tiny but extremely loud minority. They do not represent the majority of society and these groups argue from an emotional point of view - we can easily win this debate with logical and rational arguments. I really think your pessimism is misplaced here. The LGBT community, which I'm a part of, didn't win social and legal support over night. This was a process that took centuries. 20 years ago it was almost impossible to think same sex marriage would be legalized in so many modern countries the way it is right now. Just because we're not winning this race over night, doesn't mean there isn't slow but steady change happening. We just have to keep fighting.