- December 17, 2012 - 17:51
Annie-Girl - I agree with you 100%. The person referred to in this article is an immigrant who came here 2 years ago. The doctors think they should pull the plug on his life sustaining equipment. The family says no, they should keep him alive. Who is paying for all this life support.? What has he and his family contributed to this country? I believe in pulling the plug when nothing further can be done. We should have a law that allows this to happen. Why keep people who are terminally alive when the hospital bed could be used to save the life of a child or a younger person......think about it.
- December 18, 2012 - 12:02
Wow, Amy. We're not on the same page at all! My reason for "pulling the plug" is to end the suffering of the patient. Your reasons are centered around cost efficiency and what you consider to be the "value" of the person. You think that immigrants and/or people who have perhaps not "contributed" to this country should essentially be killed if they are sick and costing taxpayers money. You are a xenophobe and ethno-centric. Please Amy, don't say you agree with me. You definitely do not!
- December 17, 2012 - 10:48
how do the medical profession be asked to save lives for life treating problems and then be asked to take lives and justify by law how many lives have been TAKEN or lost and taken by human error or some one believes it is the right thing to do,well if every one believed making decisions on some ones life is the right decision and they do not have the knowledge to decide some ones faith why are they called doctors and why are they called specialist.How can some one decide and make a decision on some one if there is doubt???? the medical is starting to act like justice and the law says you are innocent until proven guilty????.So how can you decide on some ones life if you are not sure is medicine and wisdom that advanced in the medical system that these decisions can be decided and what happens if the wrong decision is made????.That is why society have experts to find out and solve these problems other then having to decide if it is right or not right on deciding on some ones faith, look at the technology that is in the world and some one is trying to find out what is right and what is not right ???? how is that possiable and YES it is HARD on family and friends and how hard is it on the ones that look at it as a job???? and then look at it for the ones that do care and that are concerned,is that not one of the reasons you pay for the right answers other then having to be told to make your own decisions for what some one else has decided is every one always right???? you can be sure some one will disagree with this comment, WHY????
- December 17, 2012 - 12:39
Crista, you have obviously never helplessly observed a loved one suffer through 16 months in agonizing pain, eased only by morphine, and knowing that the end is coming, no matter what. It's not a question of whether the family and caretakers are suffering. It is the person who is dying, who just wants to go sooner to avoid the suffering. We are kinder to our pets by euthanising them than we are to humans.
- December 17, 2012 - 22:49
If I am being kept alive by a machine, pull the plug .... please.