Originally posted by finnegan
for whatever reason, That insert destroys any value in your loaded question while insulting the intelligence of the person you wished to answer.
From discussing the issue with many who favor euthanasia, the thinking is that people should be allowed to die with "dignity" when facing hardship physically. Usually this involves someone in a great deal of physical pain.
However, what about emotional pain? Robin did not seem to be suffering physically, other than the beginning onset of Parkinsons. Should this physical problem allow us to help him kill himself?
Then there is emotional pain. I've seen Robin give public messages about suicide saying that you should not choose it because it is a permanent problem to what is usually a temporary problem. But do the emotional problems ever go away entirely?
In short, when do we try to stop people from killing themselves in order to try and fix their mental state, and when do we just say screw it, and help them kill themselves?