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      Mztracy wrote Aug 8, 2010
    • Honestly, if I become incapacitated and a vegetable and no longer know who I am, I hope someone helps me die with dignity!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 8, 2010
    • This is so sad. I have such mixed feelings on this. I’m a Catholic so mercy killing goes against my religious beliefs. But, I’m a compassionate person and can certainly understand why people would choose this option. I had a friend who was prescribed a lethal dose in a state that allows such a thing in case his pain became so severe he could decide to take his life. He didn’t have to go that route afterall but said that the peace of mind that it brought him was significant.

      What I don’t understand about this story is, why a retired doctor would choose suffocation with a plastic bag? Was she sedated first???!! Was there no other way? And, how is it that a doctor “tried” to kill himself and was unsuccesful? Something about this story doesn’t jive with me.



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      Mary Clark wrote Aug 8, 2010
    • He’s a local retired doctor.  I think maybe he too may suffer from type of dementia himself for him not being able to choose another way of killing her and himself.  

      Like you too Cynthia...I don’t believe in taking someone else’s life no matter what the situation but you can certainly sympathize with someone who is dealing with someone who is suffering.  But..then again...we are not suppose to play God.  It’s not our place when it comes to this type of situation to say live or not live.  

      I certainly do not want my tax dollars being wasted on this man...not at his age.  I say put him on house arrest..and leave it at that.



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