What about euthanasia?
I read about Dr. Jack Kevorkian dying. I’m surprise he didn’t commit suicide. All his life he helped people end their lives by euthanasia. He spent 18 years in jail for helping very sick people end their lives.
In my opinion, if someone is very sick and is no longer able to even sit up in bed, he/she should do what he feels is right. What is the point of sticking around to suffer if you know the end is near. My sister was very sick and died of ovarian cancer. I saw how much suffering she went through. She spent almost three years getting chemo therapy. She put up with all the chemo because she loved her family and wanted to stay around and see her children grow up. Toward the end, she was a skeleton of her former self. She was so sick, it made me very sad to look at her. I never knew what to say to her. What do you say to someone you love and is dying? I really never thought she die. But she did. She died in 1997. One regret I don’t have is that I was in the hospital holding her hand when she died. She did not die alone. The worse part was seeing the doctor remove the tubes that kept her alive. That’s when it hit me that she was really gone!
I think my sister would have opted for euthanasia if she had suffered for too long. I remember during the time that she was sick, she told me she thought Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had arranged her own death. A thought that had never occurred to me. So I think my sister might have thought of euthanasia. Jacqueline K. Onassis also died of cancer. And I think my sister was right about J.K.O. arranging her own death.
In regard to how I feel about euthanasia, I feel it is up to every person to decide how he/she handles his/her own death. It is not for me to judge how someone ends his/her life. I know some people are against someone committing suicide or euthanasia because of religious beliefs. Every one is entitle to his own opinion. It is only when death is close that we can decide what we want to do.
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