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    Euthanasia: do you support legislating for it?

    Man given 1-year probation over mercy killing of terminally ill wife

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...nally-ill-wife


    it does not appear to be a complex legal issue

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_euthanasia

    As there are several common law countries which have legislated for euthanasia (ie, Canada, Australia, New Zealand), I think the Hong Kong government can start thinking about it.


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    I support it given a well considered framework is in place.

    HK Gov will not think about it, don't get your hopes up.


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    Here in Australia is called VAD (voluntary assisted dying), it was introduced first in Victoria in 2019 and now in the process of being rolled out in most Australian states, and it has very strong public support. It you want to go ahead with it, basically follow the steps below.

    https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media...ss-summary.pdf

    shri and spode like this.

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    I support medically-assisted suicide but should be DIY or with the help of a physician- I realize that that option was not available to him so probation is the correct sentence (or, no sentence). In the US states where this is legal, the studies show that 75 percent of the prescriptions are never used, people just want the option in case the suffering becomes too great.


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    Under certain conditions for the terminally ill, of course. Can't see what the objections would be.
    Bizarre that we try to prolong life at all costs, including those who don't want to live any longer.


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    Is there any evidence the wife wanted to die?

    If they’re terminally ill, could they have been referred to a hospice? the patient could then make a decision for non-resuscitation following a severe infection/medical incidence and even if they don’t, the doctor may make that decision with consultation of the family beforehand.

    And yes, this was in HK.


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    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/society/article/3192328/chief-executive-john-lee-rejects-suggestion-new-discussion

    Support or oppose is irrelevant. Bottomline is you don’t get to choose if your hamsters live, your loved ones get mercy, or if you want to live a normal life, whether and when you get vaccinated.

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    Jean Luc Godard chooses his exit at age 91

    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-62886470


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    DNR .. Do NOT Resuscitate... was the order of my (late) younger brother ---> As it is for me too.. and I'm almost within touching distance of 82 y.o. now!



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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenCatalonia:
    DNR .. Do NOT Resuscitate... was the order of my (late) younger brother ---> As it is for me too.. and I'm almost within touching distance of 82 y.o. now!


    Yes I am DNR as well, in fact don't take me to hospital. That is different to euthanasia though.

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