Maine legalizes medically assisted suicide

Maine legalizes medically assisted suicide

Gov. Janet Mills approved a bill on Wednesday permitting some terminally ill patients in Maine to have the legal option to pursue medically assisted suicide. Once the new law takes effect, Maine will join seven other states and the District of Columbia in allowing medical aid in dying. The legislation says mentally competent patients with terminal diseases can request life-ending medication.

KCooper
KCooper
Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 7 months

Suicide is dignity, murdering the unborn is women's choice, illegal aliens are migrants, men can become women... There's no brakes in the Democrats degeneracy train!

Just An Opinion
Just An Opinion 7 months

EDIT: This was meant to be in reply to Natasha's comment. I agree with allowing those with terminal illness to choose death in principle, but we need safe guards in place to ensure: - it's the ill person's choice - they made that choice while of sound mind - they were not coerced - their decision was not made for financial reasons - they are going to die from the illness, not with the illness. I disagree with allowing suicide for non-terminal illnesses, like depression, or alzheimers though. At the end of the day, suicide is cowardice. It is giving up the fight to live, and surrendering. But not every battle is worth fighting for. If it's a terminal illness then you're fighting a losing battle, so people should have the choice of how and when they lose that battle. Another consideration too, should be the likelihood of a medical breakthrough for that illness. I would hate for a family to say goodbye to a suiciding loved one, just to see a cure for their illness released a year later... Even if you disregard the religious arguments, it's still a very complex issue from both an ethical and libertarian perspective.

Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 7 months

Good. Suicide is only bad because archaic religious institutions say it is. There is nothing wrong with opting to end things a bit earlier and save yourself the embarrassment of letting someone wipe shit from your ass and save your family and your community from spending thousands and thousands of dollars for a few extra months or years of sub-par life. It's legal for a medical practitioner to allow her patients to starve themselves, but not to assist them in the effort to go out on their own terms. Its sickening that this is taking so long to become standard.

Notsurewewillsee
Notsurewewillsee 7 months

I’m seriously wondering if blue states just don’t want their legal citizens anymore in any way.

Evolved Ape
Evolved Ape 7 months

This is what I enjoy about federalism. I don’t live in Maine and don’t agree, but if they want to legalize killing demented grandma, go for it.

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 7 months

Medically assisted? Whatever happened the good old fashion gun or rope?

Unbiased Intent
Unbiased Intent 7 months

I'm conservative through and through, but that's not something I'm at odds with. Choice is good.

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