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I-1000 Death with Dignity
http://unused.wordpress.com/2008/10/27/initiative-1000-death-with-dignity/

Why I'm voting for I-1000, the Death with Dignity Initiative
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mercuryslavejq From: mercuryslavejq Date: October 27th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
You know...This initiative was the first thing I thought of when I read your post about your mother's final hours.

It was a very thoughtful and well written. Thank you.

lori_dyann From: lori_dyann Date: October 27th, 2008 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I was curious what your opinion of this is.

I had already planned to vote yes on I-1000 because I think people should have options. I'd much rather someone pass safely with doctors aide than, say, jump off a bridge, etc.
sirensanssmile From: sirensanssmile Date: November 1st, 2008 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I agree with the points you brought up on the posting. I have never understood really why suicide to escape impending, ongoing agony that will result in death anyway, is so looked down on.
Why living simply for the sake of being alive even if that life is complete incapacitating agony is even acceptable?
I think it is far more humane to allow a person to decide to escape he pain or keep in it. I don't believe that medicine and being doped up on Morphine is such a great pain management solution. I think that is horrible. If it were me, I would want the ability to safely, effectively and painlessly end it rather than live on machines and morphine drip just to appease other people's consciences.
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