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A relative has a terminal illness and asks you to help them end their life. Helping them commit suicide is against the law but your relative begs you. Would you assist with their suicide?


Asked by IhartU at 6:39 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Yes, and have assisted in end of life care and decisions both on a professional and personal level.

    Very detailed advance health care directives and a health care advocates are absolute necessities. In addition, every close family member should know and understand your wishes. Make those wishes CRYSTAL CLEAR.

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:12 AM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • I understand the pro-side to this issue, but being a christian I could not aid someone in the ultimate sin : suicide.

    Answer by Nynne at 6:41 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Sure.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 6:42 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Yes I would. I watched a movie one time called "It's My Party" with Eric Roberts, Julia Roberts brother. Anyway he was in the final stages of Aids and was ending his life. I have never cried so much during a movie. I totally "got it".

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:46 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I can't really begin to imagine how I would react in this situation. But where I stand right now.. No. I could not be the one responsible for my loved one's life.

    Answer by Ctink8189 at 6:48 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Oh yes and ask the doctor for assistance lol ...

    Answer by MTM at 6:50 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • But Nynne- they are not killing themselves, you are the one committing the 'sin' of murder if you end their life.


    Comment by IhartU (original poster) at 6:45 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I could not assist because of the risks to my family. However, I fully support a person's right to choose suicide.

    Answer by Erin814 at 7:14 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • No I could not do it no way.

    Answer by mollgirl at 7:18 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • yup.. I could. To keep them alive would be torture

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 7:44 PM on Jul. 25, 2010