Have you ever said this? Did you mean what you said?
There has been little talk lately about assisted suicide or assisted death but it is sure to come up again soon. There have been many books published and articles written and even countries that have written laws to regulate this type of assistance.
So what do you think? We have death in many forms some assisted and som accidental and lets not forget intentional deaths. If one of my friends that committed suicide could come back and tell me that they didn’t regret it I would be willing to listen. If one of the aborted babies, or mothers that made that choice could tell me they didn’t regret it I would be willing to listen. If someone who has assisted a death or received assistance in ending life would tell me they didn’t regret it and would even recommend it I would listen. I am not saying I would change my mind but I would listen.
Listening is the way to start a conversation, learn something new share something experienced. I want to be open-minded, after all I am sure we all know someone who has experienced one of these topics, or tried one ourselves.
I have a friend that has been asking for assistance for years. I have been listening, I can’t help him or I guess I just won’t help him. But I do try to listen.
- TV to die for: Assisted-suicide comedy coming (wnd.com)
- Editorial: The freedom to choose death (metrowestdailynews.com)
- Op-Ed Contributor: Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast (nytimes.com)
- The Shadow Side of Assisted Suicide (pbs.org)