I meant can we disagree with the dying person's presumed choice to die? Obviously we don't honor every choice people wish to make. Why is the choice to die so sacred when we, including euthanasia enthusiasts, refuse to honor other choices the dying might wish to make?Of course you can disagree (it's what this site is all about after all)...
I hope you see what I'm getting at here. Those who push for euthanasia do not use consistent logic. They insist the dying have the choice to die, yet I don't see the euthanasia people pushing for better care and greater freedoms for those we see as disabled. If the euthanasia people were really as compassionate as they claim to be, then why aren't they supporting people's choice to live and live well?
I suppose for the same reason that my view "trumps" peoples' choices to murder, rape, or steal cars. If I think an act is immoral or stupid, then I think I have the right to oppose that choice or at least not act on it. Again, we do not and in fact should not honor every choice people might make....but why should your view trump that of the person themselves?
I sure do know that some people sincerely wish to die. I also know that some people honestly want to rape. Just because a person truly wants something does not morally obligate us to grant her or his choice.Do you allow for the possibility at all that they may just honestly want to die? Or is there no possibility at all for this?
While it may be sad that a person is dying and in pain, it isn't my fault. I'm not obligated to kill that person especially if doing so runs counter to my personal ethics.We're talking about that person being terminal, being in pain and them expressing a desire to end their life. In other words, it's them encouraging you.
I already discussed the "original OP." This is a new thread initiated with a new OP. Like I said on the other thread, that OP seemed unrealistic to me. I was being threatened with censorship for my heretical opinions. I'm hoping I can more freely speak my mind on this thread.In the original OP's scenario, there is no treatment. You seem unable to or unwilling to operate under the original OP's scenario.
Again, doing so might result in a prison sentence. Even homicide charges are a possibility.If they were a terminally ill patient, in pain, there was no treatment...I don't see a reason why I wouldn't help them to end it, as long as they asked.