What would you do in this situation?
I have no answer for myself, but I would make sure that my wife was taking care of, and gotten her input on the suicide. That would factor in my decision.
Should he be able to kill himself?
The answers may be as subjective as an abortion post I put up awhile back on the forum. I never got to meet my Grandpa because he killed himself right after my parents were married. He didn’t want to be in a wheelchair. I don’t know what was in his mind so I can’t judge, but I regret his choice. I would have liked to have met him.
This case makes me think of Stephen Hawking, completely paralyzed but a genius. Didn’t let it stop him. I doubt I could do it, but then, I am not in the same position either. But I would feel like I am abandoning my family. It’s a very difficult decision, the same as pulling the plug on life support.
What about his wishes, does it matter? Yes. His life, his body, and your body is your property to do with what you wish. The family’s wishes? That should be discussed before he decides I believe, since it will affect them also.
Your thoughts on this touchy subject?
- The Right to Commit Suicide topic 148 (misswhiplash.wordpress.com)
- Death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian draws onslaught of hate, compassion, debate over … – MLive.com (news.google.com)
- His suicide will haunt me forever (nydailynews.com)
- Do you think people should have the right to commit suicide? (thebloggingpath.com)