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  •  Are you familiar with Oregon's law (5+ / 0-)

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 01:05:08 PM PST

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    •  Correct. There IS a body of law (3+ / 0-)
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      which addresses the individual choice to end one's own life under carefully proscribed circumstances, including when, how, where and under whose supervision. These legal strictures are required to take away any incentive for impulsive or coerced attempts on one's own life while leaving untraumatized the survivors and first responders dealing with the aftermath.

      This approach makes suicide a reasonably difficult and a planned event with goodbyes and gatherings available to sanctify the loved ones' loss.

      Suicide by gun on an impulse after a sudden purchase is the exact opposite of the Death with Dignity approach. In fact, it can be said that the existence of the Death with Dignity law is meant exactly to diminish the need or desire for sudden impulse gun purchases and suicide attempts by making a legal pathway available for those in such physical pain that they may be in danger of endangering others in the attempt to relieve terminal pain.

      Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

      by OregonOak on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 07:11:57 PM PST

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