It's been debated for a long time now and there are other countries where assisted suicide has been legal for years, and now Canada joins the rank.
How do you feel about this?
I for one support the courts decision. It's not a decision to be made lightly as your life will end! but...it is a decision we should have the right to choose. As much as I value the gift of life, if there were ever a time that my disease took away my ability to live with dignity I would want the choice for my life when and if the time were to come to it. It's my life...my choice.
How will it be determined? Who gets to make the choice whether our choice to die with dignity is approved or not? Who pays for it? If someone only has three months to live and in those three months their life will deteriorate rapidly... how long will it take to get approval? Would the person die a terribly painful death before their one last personal request is allowed? Will we really be able to make this choice for ourselves when we choose it? I wonder.
The news forecasts that although our Supreme Court has approved this, it's estimated that only 1-3% of people will actually seek death by assisted suicide. Would you? I would depending on the circumstances. It's not a decision to be made lightly and it needs to be discussed with those in our lives.
No one likes to have the "death talk" you know...what do to when...our final wishes and resting place...no one likes to about it. We don't want to lose our loved ones and often it seems when we talk death we're jinxing ourselves...but it's a talk we need to have.
What would you choose for you? Now go have "the talk" with your family...talk with your doctor too.
take good care of you and each other please