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Assisted suicides in NH?

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In Maine and in other states, debates are ongoing regarding legislation that, if passed, would allow assisted suicide.

In Vermont where such legislation has passed, physicians can legally prescribe life-ending medications to hasten the deaths of ill patients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less.

Supporters of assisted suicide argue that it enables ill persons to die with dignity and avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. Many also indicate it is an individual's personal right to decide when to end his/her life.

Opponents, however, contend that assisted suicide is morally wrong. Others express concern that it endangers the weak and vulnerable and corrupts the doctor–patient relationship.

In Maine, Gov. LePage said he plans to veto a bill currently moving through the Legislature that would allow physicians to help terminally ill patients hasten their deaths.

Should assisted suicide be allowed in NH? Leave a comment below to join the discussion, and we'll present your thoughts to stakeholders considering this issue. Only comments from NH residents will be counted, so please indicate if you are from NH in your response.


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I think it should be allowed. If I had a terminal illness were there was no hope and all medical treatments had been exhausted. It would be my choice or put in proxy hands that I had written before I got to the point I could not make my own decisions. I myself have lung cancer in both lungs when I got to sick to go on I was going to move to Oregon were it's legal. Do you know how much easier life would be for terminal ppl to be able to choose to take there own life instead of suffering through all the pain. The pain killers eventually stop working & Dr's are so afraid of giving higher doses of pain because the patient will get addicted. How stupid does that sound this patient is going to die at least let them die pain free and with dignity. SO I SAY YES 100% WE SHOULD ALLOW ASSISTED SUICIDE. I MYSELF WILL EVENTUALLY NEED TO SEE ONE

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