Bone of Contention – Euthanasia

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Bone of Contention.”

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that.

Euthanasia should not be legalized for various reason, first of all, you have no legal right to your own life, it belongs to God/ Your Parents/ Your Community / Science (Pick one). If you have been given a horrible long drawn out illness, or suffered a horrible debilitating injury, it obviously was given to you for a reason.

Being given a supposedly humane way out of the situation you have obviously put yourself in is not the answer, and it is your duty to suffer in pain and silence until you are given a reprieve and God grants you death. You family will be happy to sit by your side to confirm that you are in fact suffering.

You can’t use Euthanasia, they may find a cure next week, so what if it takes years for all the trials to be completed and the Government to finally approve it. You will know that you died in vain, putting yourself and family through horrible ordeal, just waiting on a cure that may or may not happen and if it does, wont be released until long after you have gone anyway.

I wouldn’t treat my dog that way – you say, too right lets make it illegal for animals as well. Why should they be forced to endure the agony of someone else making their life decisions. (Oh dear did I just make a hypocritical comment? It does not matter, because I am on the side of right!) Animals should be made to suffer unnecessarily as well, suffering for our God is why we are put here on Earth is it not? If we have not suffered enough, will we get into heaven?

Beside if we were to make it legal, anyone wishing to commit suicide will have a free pass……….so of course everyone will want to do it……….

Sorry, Sorry I have to stop myself there…………..this is becoming ridiculous

I cannot put any more rubbish on paper (you know what I mean). I am a firm believer in legalizing Euthanasia for the exact opposites of what I have written above and more. There are people suffering long horrible deaths due to injury and illness and while not everyone may want to use this option, please let’s make it an option. If you do not want to use the option…………then DON’T it’s that simple! It will not increase the suicide numbers, people are already killing themselves, perhaps this will offer a more humane, less messy alternative. There are people in some quarters who believe that people should be kept on life support, long after medical hope has been applied………is this not contrary to the believe in not letting people choose their own time to die?

OK so they always say you cannot predict when a baby will be born, and there is a belief by some, that babies are born when they are ready, correct? (OK OK so you can book a C-Section). So if this is correct we pick when we are born, and we don’t often get to pick when we die……..maybe we should be able to? I know it’s a controversial topic, but hey let’s get it out there. I think the reasons against it a fairly flawed and insubstantial, so let’s not make it legal; if you don’t want to use it, then don’t…………but don’t stop the rest of us who may need it. It’s not until you have a loved one suffering that you get to see both sides of the story for real.

Don’t get me wrong, I am all for Hope…………I Hope none of you every need to think about this idea for yourself or a loved one. I Hope that they find a cure for AIDS, HIV, Cancer and everything else that is out there. I Hope that there is never another car, train, motorbike, plane accident that causes horrible injuries. I hope that there are no more natural or man made disasters; earthquake, bush fires, tsunami, hurricanes or cyclones, nuclear reactor meltdowns. But let’s be real………..We may all HOPE for this but it will most likely not happen in our life time. So until then, let’s have a real grown up discussion about this topic and make it legal.

– Julz (apologies to anyone I may have offended)