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    Daily Mail Assisted suicide is the road to hell

    Wise words from Norman Tebbit.

    The Tory former cabinet minister was addressing a marathon 10-hour debate in the House of Lords on whether terminally ill patients should be helped to die if they wish.
    Right to die will send us on a road to hell, says Lord Tebbit during marathon 10-hour House of Lords debate on assisted suicide | Mail Online

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    Default Re: Assisted suicide is the road to hell

    Someone said something the other day about this, they said we need to help people to live, not help them to die.

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    We can do both. If someone is living with horrific pain every day and there's no way around it to give them any decent quality of life, it may be better to let them decide to go so they're not in that pain every day. Other people can have some form of quality of life and can be helped, but not everyone can.

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    Sure, but that is what they should be moving towards, not seeing them off.

    I find it difficult to believe that in this day and age, when doctors can induce comas, there isn't sufficient palliative care for the terminally, or chronically ill.

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    We live in a greedy world, everything's about money not morals and there's no money to be made in long term palliative care for the masses.

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    if someone wants to kill themselves, they should go and get sectioned

    anyone who wants assisted suicide should be sectioned in a mental hospital

    every human being life is more valuable to make the most of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earl View Post
    Sure, but that is what they should be moving towards, not seeing them off.

    I find it difficult to believe that in this day and age, when doctors can induce comas, there isn't sufficient palliative care for the terminally, or chronically ill.
    But it's not really down to what you believe, or what I believe, it's down to the facts as they are known by doctors who look at things objectively and know this stuff better than we do.

    Doctors can induce comas, but that's for brain injuries mainly, the only thing it could do to people with chronic pain elsewhere who live their lives in constant pain is that it could keep them alive with no actual consciousness until they died, there's no good reason that I can see to do that. Giving certain people that choice may be final, but for them it may be better than living.

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    There is a good reason, medical science is still advancing. I'd rather be in a coma for three years, and then be cured, than just killed.

    Obviously I'm not a doctor so I don't know the full ins and outs, but it would still seem more acceptable to invest in palliative care than euthanasia. Organisations like Macmillan nurses rely on charity, for fuck's sake. That can't be right.

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