• Way To Go, Vermont

    They approved assisted suicide bill:

    Liberal-minded Vermont has become the third US state to allow doctor-assisted suicide, letting terminally ill patients request lethal medication from physicians.

    Governor Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, stated he will sign the End of Life Choice Bill, approved Monday by the House of Representatives in the state capital Montpelier by a 75-65 vote.

    Oregon and Washington already allow doctor-assisted suicide. But Vermont, a small rural state in New England, is the first to do so by a legislative process rather than through a voter-initiated referendum.

    This is something I have never been able to wrap my head around: if it’s my life, why do I need anyone else’s permission to put an end to it?

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    • I approve of euthanasia, but for other reasons than the “its my life” argument. If we use that argument, why are we any different to someone who says, I want to do x, because its my life. Even if x is detrimental to their health and society.

      • As long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else, I can do whatever I see fit even if it’s detrimental to my health! I could smoke, I should be allowed to do drugs, I can get drunk.

        I shouldn’t go beyond the speed limit because I’d be being a jeopardy for others