A while back, a bill was proposed here in Colorado that would have allowed people who have terminal illnesses to elect for euthanasia.  The bill did not pass.

Do you think this is moral?  What stipulations do you think should be placed on euthanasia?  

My grandmother had Azheimer's disease.  I wouldn't wish this on anyone.  It is a terrible disease, and in the end stage, people cannot even remember how to feed themselves or talk coherently.  It is heartbreaking to watch anyone go through this, and I would never want to live through this.  There is simply no quality of life in the end.  

I think in situations like this, euthanasia is moral.  We do not allow our pets to suffer when there is nothing more that we can do for them, so why do we allow our fellow humans to suffer when there's nothing more that can be done for them?

Tim

I am for euthanasia if the decision was made by the person who has the terminal illness. Why would we let someone continue to suffer when they can choose to rest instead of enduring the pain? We will all die anyway, so who are we to choose whether who lives or die?

Jeroen

I have alwas been a strong supporter of euthanasia. What's the point in going on in life if all it brings is suffering and you have no purpose? As long as there are safeguards in place to ensure it is really a personal wish of the "candidate" and not something done under pressure.

However, I got to confess...I've had it happen in my direct surroundings, and in this instance I was against the whole idea. That was, of course, completely selfish. But things just feel different when it's "real" and not just an abstract concept.