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What is assisted suicide?


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2015-06-02 06:21:11
2015-06-02 06:21:11
Assisted SuicideNormally, an adult who really wants to commit suicide is able to do so. However, an adult who is weak and bedridden, for example, may want to commit suicide but be physically unable to do so, and may want assistance from another person. This ranges from helping the bedridden person put poison in a glass of water to more active help. As far as I know, in most countries and states anyone helping another person to commit suicide risks extremely serious charges, such as murder.
  • It is when someone completely aware of a persons attempt at suicide makes an action or attempt of their own to offer help or "assist" in the suicidal persons suicide actions physically.
  • It is not assisted suicide to sell someone the gun that they will use to kill themselves because it is not physically harming them though it is physically handing them a gun !
  • It is not assisted suicide to stand and watch a person kill themselves because you are not physically helping them.
  • It is not assisted suicide to stand and guide a person through their plan though it is helping them vocally.
  • The reason why the law made physical help considered assisted suicide is because It gives them the proof to charge the person with assisting the suicide

Assisted suicide is when the person that is ill has someone help them die. If someone is dying an extremely painful death that no medication can help, and the disease progression will only make them worse, then the topic of Assisted Suicide may come under consideration.

Euthanasia is a form of assisted suicide. It can be used to end a terminal patients life where the patient is mentally aware of what is going on and has requested it themselves, but it is considered not ethical in many Countries and it's not legal in many more Countries, although it is legal in Switzerland to name just one.

Euthanasia is a topic that's being hotly discussed around the World for legal use. It is already in use for animals and prisoners on Death Row.

Assisted suicide is illegal in Canada and U.S. at the time of this writing (7/2011).

Dr. Jack Kevorkian was perhaps the most famous doctor in recent times to develop a controlled setting with his machine, where the patient was in total control of pushing the button that ended their life, when they wanted to be released from their agony. Many hated him for it, while others believed he did nothing wrong.


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2015-05-15 22:04:34
2015-05-15 22:04:34

The phrase "assistant suicide" is not used or used very frequently. The term is "assisted suicide".

Most people disagree with assisted suicide. Some people say assisted suicide is murder. Assisted suicide proponents say that every competent person has the right to die with dignity.

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Assisted suicide is when the person who is committing suicide is assisted by another person, who will provide the implements of the suicide and/or instructions, and who knows that the person is about to commit suicide. Normally the suicide patient will follow instructions, which will induce his death.

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assisted suicide can take place anywhere, it normally takes place at home or in a hospital. It is only classed as assisted suicide if you give the person the means of suicide or not stop them. If you hang, shoot or put the drugs in the persons mouth it is murder not assisted suicide.

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Assisted suicide is legal in Oregon, Washington, and Montana.

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There is nothing in the United States Constitution about assisted suicide. It is up to the states to make assisted suicide legal or illegal. This is shown by 3 states legalizing assisted suicide while the others hold on to laws making it illegal

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Assisted suicide means that someone is helping someone commit suicide. Therefore it's any of the usual ways to commit suicide, just with someone helping.


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