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Coronation St's Hayley "dies" next Monday, assisted suicide debate sparked

RichAllen
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Coronation St's Hayley "dies" next Monday, assisted suicide debate sparked

If anyone's been watching Coronation St lately, you'll know that terminally ill Hayley Cropper plans to end her own life, which has sparked a fierce debate in the media on the subject of assisted suicide.
Should it be legal for terminally ill Cancer patients etc?
I realise this is a deep subject for a Thursday tea time, but it's been in one of the papers today and got me thinking.
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TORPC
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Re: Coeonarion St's Hayley "dies" next Monday, assisted suicide debate sparked

If it is legal to kill animals by injection, even if the animal is not at fault but caused by neglect etc
Then if and only if the patient has fully consented and it was their own idea then yes in extreme cases
If manipulated into it then a big no-no
However there needs to be a massive amount of talks between the doctors, Carers, Solicitors etc before any final decision could be made
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Re: Coronation St's Hayley "dies" next Monday, assisted suicide debate sparked

Depends on the circumstances - thats what I voted for.
I dislike the whole thing and the plot in corrie but I do understand that it is a big issue and many people do want to end their lives.
A horrible issue for many but also one that needs to be discussed.
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Devonian
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Re: Coronation St's Hayley "dies" next Monday, assisted suicide debate sparked

I would say, if a person is suffering, and medically the person is beyond help, and is able to make the choice, then yes you should be able to choose a painless and dignified ending.