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Why Do Disabled Get Suicide, Non-Disabled Get Suicide Prevention?
LN ^ | Not Dead Yet

Posted on 03/16/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT by Morgana

When a bullied adolescent, a victim of gay bashing or a bereaved spouse is suicidal, that person gets suicide prevention services. When a person with a disability says he wants to die, he is given assisted suicide. · What about the right to cry for help? · When the law allows assisted suicide, it’s saying that some lives are more worth saving than others. ASSISTED SUICIDE IS A DISABILITY ISSUE! · Assisted suicide and euthanasia are not restricted to people with terminal illness. · Nearly every person who requests assisted suicide has a physical, mental or sensory impairment that limits major life activities. · Of those who request assisted suicide in Oregon, the majority do so because of issues related to disability, not pain. ASSISTED SUICIDE IS A RECIPE FOR ABUSE · People with disabilities and older people are more than twice as likely as non-disabled people to be financially, emotionally, and physically abused. Assisted suicide will make this problem deadly. · When disabled people go to the hospital, they may face pressure to refuse treatment, or denial of urgent care. · Safeguards are ineffective. · Financial and social pressure often cause people to ask for assisted suicide · Tests for “competence” are not designed to detect depression, grief, or other treatable problems that can lead to suicidal feelings. · In places where assisted suicide and euthanasia are legal, problems may go undetected because sometimes doctors don’t file the required reports. · Creating an exception to the assisted suicide ban for a few people poses a serious danger for many more people. (Canadians have reject capital punishment for the possibility that even one person might be wrongfully killed). CHOICE IS AN ILLUSION · Current law gives everyone the right to refuse medical treatment, food and water, even if that causes death. · The “choice” to die is an illusion because discrimination and lack of access to palliative care, in-home services and supports limit the quality of life of older and disabled people. These factors create economic and social pressure that can tip the scale.

· How can you make a free choice to die when you don’t have a free choice in where or how you live?


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: moralabsolutes; obamacare; prolife

1 posted on 03/16/2013 9:46:13 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Just wait until Obamacare kicks in fully — those who are disabled or with chronic illnesses will get mailings to encourage them, maybe they will also get yearly “counseling” from their doctor.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 9:51:51 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Morgana
How can you make a free choice to die when you don’t have a free choice in where or how you live?

That's actually a pretty good question.

3 posted on 03/16/2013 10:07:43 AM PDT by real saxophonist (You can't take the sky from me)
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To: real saxophonist

Phenomenal question.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 10:52:33 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

yup


5 posted on 03/16/2013 11:02:15 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Innovative

“Just wait until Obamacare kicks in fully — those who are disabled or with chronic illnesses will get mailings to encourage them, maybe they will also get yearly “counseling” from their doctor.”

Well, we can just about prolong anyone’s life to 100+ years at this point, if you have the money...of course, the quality of that life might be questionable...and no one wants to ask the question of who deserves that kind of expense. Everyone? We will certainly go broke. The “decision” has to be made by economics - that is, by what you can afford. It’s a lot like what Churchill said about capitalism, that it was the most evil economic system ever devised by Man - except for all of the others.


6 posted on 03/16/2013 11:38:01 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Morgana

Net takers = here, let us help you take your own life.

Net producers = wait a minute, don’t do anything rash, let’s give you some counseling and get you back to work.

This is just a Disney version of the Nazi death camps.


7 posted on 03/16/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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