Now usually on my blog I try to keep things fun, or tasty (all those recipes I post). On occasion I will rant about something that has just pissed me off enough that I’ve had to write about it, but generally it’s just fun stuff. Today however I read and article on yahoo news about how Stephen Hawkings believes that assisted suicide should be legal everywhere, and frankly I agree with him.
Here is the article if you’d like to read it for yourself. http://www.inquisitr.com/955141/stephen-hawking-assisted-suicide-should-be-a-right/
Now let me state that I know if you believe in God then you know committing suicide will damn you to an eternity in hell. I also know that I personally could never do it myself simply because I fear hell too much, but.. and this is a big but! I don’t live in such a state of pain and misery every day that I would consider this, so I can’t imagine what it is like. I have daily pains, I have a bulging disk in my neck and frozen shoulder on the same side. There are days where I am miserable, almost in tears because of the pain but it’s never so bad that I think I wish I could just end it all. I have days were my depression and anxiety hits me so hard that sometimes I “think” it would be nice to just lay down and go to sleep and never wake up, but again I could not do it.
Saying all of that, I will never judge or damn anyone who lives in such intense misery and pain that they have made the choice to end it all. I will simply pray for them and hope that God will be understanding of their decision. I would like to see this become legal so that it can be done in such a way that is peaceful for the patient and their family members. I think if you really thought about it you would agree that it would be so much better for someone to be in their own home, in their own bed, surrounded by family and friends, or alone if that’s what they preferred, hooked up to a machine that would give them enough medicine to stop their heart and their pain. The alternative is someone trying to do it themselves. Have you ever seen someone overdose on drugs? I have, and it’s not pretty. What about a gunshot wound to the head? I’m sure the mess from that is pretty horrendous not to mention if they don’t do it correctly then they either spend months/years trying to recover from it or their last minutes/days are in a hospital connected to life support and in surgeries costing them and their family thousands of dollars. If you stop to think about all the possible ways they could end their lives on their own and how many thousands of ways that could go wrong compared to doing it with a medical professional, then why would you ever not want to legalize this?
This is just my thoughts and opinions and I’m sure all of you have your own. I’d like to hear what your thoughts on it are.