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15
Yes. No.
Debate Score:38
Arguments:19
Total Votes:52
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Do people have the right to CHOOSE how and when they die?

Yes.

Side Score: 23
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No.

Side Score: 15
2 points

Since i am not responsible for my own life, and cannot exit off my own free will. For a society to force one to live, then so too must one not hold me responsible for any actions ( good or bad) therein after!

Sure sometimes people just need a little help or assurance but don't force it if you cant persuade. Really its like rape but swap intercourse with life, i don't want it yet you force it on my ( excuse the analogy)!!

Like being trapped in a dessert. if i choose to die asap than of thirst while hoping for rain then respect my choice. sorry i aint as brave as you and choose the easy way out.

DEAL WITH IT!!

Side: Yes.

I think anyone who isn't depressed and is in a clear state of mind should have the right to choose how and when they will die.

Side: Yes.
2 points

Yes of course they do , normally when people choose to end their lives herd mentality kicks in and the much trotted out tired mantras are bleated out ad nauseum as in “ Ohhe \she must have lost their minds “ or possibly “ How could they ? How selfish ....etc ,etc

If you end your life the sheeple will bleat “ oh , he must have been depressed “ as if this in some way means you’re no longer rational , at times choosing to end ones life is the most rational decision one could ever make , society should let anyone choose to end their life when and how they wish

Side: Yes.

People have the right to prevent or end suffering..........................................

Side: Yes.
1 point

Maybe the question should be "Do religions have the right to insist a person suffer as much as possible before death, simply because THEIR "god" hasn't shut down their life yet?"

I don't think a person should have to suffer, to despair, when they are beyond medical and psychiatric knowledge to correct the problem. I'm not FOR suicide but, there are times when, to some, life is not worth living and factors other than religious mantra should be ALLOWED to be considered. (And, if all other options fail, should be allowed.)

Side: Yes.
outlaw60(12574) Disputed Banned
2 points

You have to be the most insane individual to inhabit human skin there very was.

Where was religion brought into this in the tormented mind of your's?????

All you got you Psychotic Idiot is nothing but Babble

Side: No.
Cocopops(2) Banned
1 point

No, that would be a very selfish standpoint to adopt.

Everyone's life is interwoven with other people, including family and loved ones.

Some of these people may depend on you for emotional and/or financial support and to suddenly cut off that life line could prove devastating for them.

Not wishing to live in constant pain is an altogether different and much more completed scenario to which it is difficult to give a definitive answer one way or t'other.

Side: No.
Jace(4665) Disputed Banned
4 points

So... it's selfish to do what you want with your life, but somehow not more selfish to demand that something do what you want them to with their life for your sake? That makes no sense. We aren't entitled to others' lives.

Side: Yes.
2 points

So you don't care that people are being robbed of their dignity? My body, my choice. If it is foir a legit reason, I have the absolute right to chopose.

Side: Yes.
Cocopops(2) Clarified Banned
3 points

Please note my third and final paragraph in which I leave the door open for a live or hara-kiri option.

As medical science advances the cause(s) of pain can very often be relieved and any emotional traumas/ mental health issues can almost always be resolved with prescribed drugs and professional counselling.

One must think of the impact a suicide may have on others as well as denying oneself being able to continue with an improved life.

Suicide is one of those things which can wait, there's no time limit.

Side: Yes.
Jace(4665) Banned
1 point

Not inherently, no. It is a right only insofar as it is recognized by those who have the power to enforce the principle of the thing, and even then only when nature doesn't determine otherwise.

Side: No.
1 point

We get our rights from God, not government. The government does not own me, Yeshua does. My body, my right to choose. You are retarded if you deny that rights exist.

Side: Yes.
Jace(4665) Disputed Banned
1 point

Baseless assertion, ablest ad hominem, and a strawman. A truly formidable trifecta.

Side: No.

Does this pertain only to government assisted suicide? Because taking the question as is, the objective answer is no because there's no way to uphold giving everyone the right to choose specifically how and when they'll die; to do so requires omnipotence. If someone alive today chose to die in 300 years, how do we go about upholding their rights to make it so? Making something a right means it has to be upholdable. If the question was, "Should people have the right to choose government-assisted suicide as a way out?" if that's what you are referring to, my answer would be yes but with stipulations such as they have no outstanding debt, pending court dates or incarceration sentences/community service, children they are legally guardianing and providing for 51% or more of their resources, etc..

Side: No.

Yes. I am talking about assisted suicide...............................................................

Side: No.