Deaf twins going blind are euthanized

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hemet dennis, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!
    I'll keep my thoughts to myself.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    This falls under the heading of "none of my business."
     
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  3. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were consenting adults, so I personally have no issues with this. First part makes it sound like they did not have a say in the matter.
     
  4. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you read the last line ?

    "lawmakers are considering a law that would extend euthanasia to dementia patients and children, whose families and doctors consented."
     
  5. Mother2Hens

    Mother2Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what euthanasia in Belgium has to do with chickens. . . I've often thought about how we Americans are allowed to offer more compassion to our our loved animals by having them put to sleep instead of suffering while our loved ones who have terminal illnesses (like my deceased sister-in-law) are forced to suffer to the end. That's just my personal thought. It's difficult to judge the decisions of others when we don't live their lives, and know so little about their situations.
     
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  6. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    You will run across some parts of the forum that have nothing to do with chickens. But I see you haven't been here long so welcome to the Random Ramblings and a belated welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
    I to feel that terminally ill people that are only suffering should have a way out. But I do have a problem with someone that's going to go blind having themselves killed. Was it that they felt they would become a burden to their family ?
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure did. By 'two consenting adults', I was referring the two consenting adults of sound mind covered by the bulk of the article....not the tag line.
     
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  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    They are not just going blind. They are already deaf. They have lived there lives without one of our most important senses. They know better than most what they can live without. They made a choice that touch an taste is not enough to make life worth living or even liveable, an I cant second guess that choice.
     
  9. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't read the last line, but i can tell you this. I don't think that is a bad thing. If I was suffering from dementia, I would hope someone would put me out of my misery if I couldn't do it myself. I've seen the effects of dementia. Not a good way to go. As for children, have you ever dealt with children that almost drowned but were revived? Not the ones that you read about that came out OK, but the ones that didn't. The ones that are in a vegetative state will never have any sort of a life at all. Keeping these children alive, hooked up to machines, is not doing them any favors.
     
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