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A Murder of One

truedeel Wrote: May 14, 2012 7:56 PM
Good example and I have another. Lets say you have an elderly grandmother living with you who has a multitude of physical problems. Her life expectancy is not good and she is totally dependant on you for survival. Taking care of her is a drain on you, both financially and emotionally. One day you sit down with her doctor and dicuss your "options". He says for a fee he could easily increase the dosage on one of her medications and she would simply fail to wake up one morning. Is the doctor then a hired killer or since both agreed should neither be charged with murder? Is it okay for a physician to end life simply because he has a license to practice medicine?
Nepenthe Wrote: May 15, 2012 3:23 PM
He's a hired killer. It's illegal both to kill and to take money for it. I know your point is different, but I wanted to present the legal options.If the woman has a multitude of problems, she can be made a "No Code" if she is cognizant. Or if not cognizant but terminal & suffering, you can get Power of Attorney for Health Care and make her a No Code.Then care for comfort is given and many invasive procedures are avoided and many meds not given. This is legal. It's considered a natural death. Not hastened.
FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: May 14, 2012 9:58 PM
Gee, I'm wrestlling with this right now. Except I'm trying to face the fact that I need to move my Mother into a nursing home because I cannot continue taking care of her at home. I'm firmly pro-choice but no, it'd never occur to me to kill off my Mom. It's just not the same thing.
Ratas y Ratones Wrote: May 15, 2012 12:06 AM


FlamingLiberalMultiCulturalist Wrote: 1 hour ago (9:58 PM)
Gee, I'm wrestlling with this right now. Except I'm trying to face the fact that I need to move my Mother into a nursing home because I cannot continue taking care of her at home. I'm firmly pro-choice but no, it'd never occur to me to kill off my Mom. It's just not the same thing.

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Many of us here do sympathize with you, and I will pray that you and your Mom will be able to bear your burden with dignity !

Please tell your Mom you love her. Tell her, we love her also.

Please be strong. Your Mom needs this most of all.


Marie150 Wrote: May 14, 2012 9:54 PM
Murder destroys the human soul. Murderers do not go unaffected. Christian doctors choosing to murder? I do not see it happening.
USMC2531 Wrote: May 14, 2012 8:42 PM
in parts of europe it is legal. in America Dr Kevorkian went to prison for it.

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