Believer wife stops medically assisted suicide
Issues such as this should be resolved before marriage or soon after. I am married to a believer and we both agree exactly the same on this .And our daughter also was made aware of our wishes - we both agree with the principles of the great Dr Kevorkian .Ones life should end when one wants it to and this includes assistance if necessary.
Was bound to happen,this option is just a few years old.He will probably win the case but the problem is you must be well enough to go to a pharmacy and take the pill yourself hopefully the courts move on this.My sister's friend had a mother who died of brain cancer,she was primary caregiver and could not believe what a horrible way to go it was.One year later she was diagnosed with the same thing and being a physician herself she decided to choose the right to die.She did it about a year and a half ago so I learned all about it.You must have a terminal illness,have seen at least two psychiatrists and be declared sound of mind.You must get the pills directly from a pharmacy yourself and take them yourself.
This is why religious/atheist mixed marriages are such a disaster. So much for 'love'. A book I recently read said that 70% of dying patients are talked out of letting their lives end by their 'loving' families. What a load of crap! It is about being totally selfish. This sort of thing just burns me up.
When my late partner was dying her brother and sister-in-law got an expensive and special visa to come from Vancouver BC to Lopez (they are Iranian). The stupid sister-in-law couldn't stop crying and the brother kept criticizing her use of this states Death with Dignity program. Even though she lost her ability to speak in less than 2 days she pointed to them and then the door (get out). Before crossing the border they kept calling and asking if 'she' had changed their mind. Some people just don't get it.
I really hope the Appeals Court upholds the original judgement that his Medically Assisted Death is legal and that the wife and her religious cohorts have no grounds on which to challenge his competency to have made this decision to end his life. The arrogance of these right wing religionists is breathtaking. First they spend years campaigning to prevent such humanitarian rights becoming legal, and then when that battle is lost and it becomes lawful to put in place an assisted dying package and all the criteria are met, they can’t leave it at that but challenge the sanity and competency of the person to make the decision. Yes...it’s vitally important that the Appeal Court upholds the decision and strikes down this attempt to frustrate this man’s wishes, because case precedent is important in law, especially in the testing of new laws.
On one hand this seems cruel. On the other, some yet to be known other man is spared her 'love' for awhile and maybe if he's lucky, the delay will result in her finding yet another man instead. Better yet, the delay might result in the husband out-living her; a real win:win!
Very sad indeed! Wife seems not to care about what her husband’s wishes are...and worse...that he could suffer and might be sedated and on a ventilator because of the pain. Why would she want that for her ‘beloved’ husband? I would not want that for myself!