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Death with dignity

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JackReacher, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member


    Anyone see this? A 29-year-old woman was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, so she moved to Oregon, one of the few states with the Death With Dignity program.

    Pretty powerful stuff, but it's also apparently sparking all kinds of hot takes.
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    She's gonna be pissed if something else kills her in the next couple of weeks.
  3. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I'm glad there's at least one such option in this country.
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Apparently, she followed through and died Saturday at age 29.

  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Good for her. Few people get to leave the world on their own terms and with so much dignity.
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    If you believe the Government has no right to say when people of sound minds and terminal illnesses can end their lives...I suggest you click the link and make a donation.

  7. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I'm pro-life, probably a bit on the extreme end of it.

    Yet I'm pretty damn angry that one of the Pro-Life leaders is, essentially, saying this is a spectacle. F her. She wasn't the 29-year-old told that she'll die a horrible death in a few months.

    Let's say I'm given the same diagnosis in five years. I'll be high 40s. Rather than shrivel up, suffer those last few months as people decide not to come around, I think I would prefer the same thing. Holding my wife's hand, my kids next to me as I fade away. On my terms.

    Not to mention, from a financial standpoint, I'd rather put any of the out-of-pocket money that would have been spent on my treatment going to them.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    If and when the time comes, as long as I can still think, I'm fighting on.

    However, everyone should be permitted to make their own decision on that.
  9. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I've taught an angle on this topic every year for the last while, and here's an amazing story that made me think about it in a new way.

  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    She should have gone to Medjugorje
  12. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I hate to be cynical but wonder if People would have made half the effort if the woman were 5-7, 210 pounds instead a knockout.
    On the story itself, inexpressibly sad- know not what to say.
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