Gatton Star - - YOUR SAY -

IN SPITE of be­ing a very emo­tional topic, in some cases eu­thana­sia is the best op­tion.

Car­ers see ter­ri­ble, pro­longed suf­fer­ing in peo­ple who have been kept alive ar­ti­fi­cially and stripped of all hu­man dig­nity.

Not all pain can be con­trolled. Medicine is not fool­proof. There is only so much they can do.

That is the fact many peo­ple don’t un­der­stand.

Some­times we should be able to let na­ture it’s course as it al­ways has.

Lawyers have to stop ma­nip­u­lat­ing med­i­cal de­ci­sions for their own profit. In some in­stances the cures are worse than the dis­ease.

A strict cri­te­ria can be de­vel­oped by med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als to man­age po­ten­tial abuse on a case by case basis.

We can set down on paper, in ad­vance, how much we are will­ing to en­dure be­fore we be­come so in­ca­pac­i­tated we can no longer de­cide for our­selves. It is a qual­ity ver­sus quan­tity sit­u­a­tion.

If we be­lieve in life at any cost, why don’t we freeze ev­ery­one and wait for a cure?

At present we have to trust a bro­ken sys­tem with le­gal re­stric­tions im­posed by strangers who have no idea about in­di­vid­ual cir­cum­stances.

We should have the right to choose how much we are will­ing to en­dure.

We don’t let our pets suf­fer but we are ex­pected to stand by and watch loved ones live a mis­er­able life they don’t want.

— G Camp­bell, Lai­d­ley

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