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Thursday, June 07, 2007


I am taking a page from my friend Nicole, and putting it out there for discussion.
Just five days out of prison, Dr. Jack Kevorkian has a new mission in life, as he calls upon the public to take action on the
'right to die' issue. He claims to have helped 130 people die,
believing they should have that choice.
Is it morally acceptable to help a loved one, who wants to die with dignity,on his/her terms -
I personally believe Dr. Kevorkian to be a champion for individual liberty - But then, I have been exposed to such a situation - and perhaps have a different point of view.
What do you think??


Blogger Nicole said...

Hey MCA, I sure hope this touchy subject hasn't frazzled you too much. I want you to throw on some IL Divo and get out some tasty chocolate delectibles and pour a nice glass of a good merlot.

C.C. dropped in with a link and I tried to post it. I don't know why it is not posting, I'll work on it. I post it, but when you click it it takes you to my templates. It's too bad as it has some answers about laws and questions about this down in the US.

I will be interested in what your Swedish friends all have to say.

12:44 PM, June 08, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Read with interest the comments of 'the great CC' -
very interesting!!
It's a delicate subject, and perhaps we have 'to walk a mile in the mocassins' before we understand the complexity of the situation.
I'm Ok kiddo - and thanks for your concern!

1:33 PM, June 08, 2007  
Blogger counter-coulter said...

Mother Mary Carol Anne said...
Read with interest the comments of 'the great CC' -
very interesting!!

I felt a need to clarify this 'great CC' thing. It's just a riff that Nicole was on when I used to provide links for her questions so she "nic"named me 'The Great Gazoo'.

I'm glad that you found my comments interesting, even though I went back and reread my comments to notice all the horrid typos.

To me, it is a very interesting topic since it goes directly to the heart of the concept of government interference in our lives (literally). I feel that there's a lot of grey area as to the concept of euthinasia, assisted suicide and denial of medical treatment. I believe that those closely involved with the person seeking such things should have the ultimate say rather than some inane law that decrees 'all life sacred' regardless of quality of said life.

Here's that link that Nicole was talking about from before. It mainly deals with the concept of Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS), but it discusses legal ramifications.

5:09 PM, June 08, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Thanks CC for your input - I read the entire piece,found it extremely interesting, and very educational. The difference between PAS and Euthanasia was not clear to me, and I thank you for the information. It certainly is a complicated issue, and next time around, I will be prepared!

11:15 PM, June 08, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

Hey MMCA...
I have a lot to read myself into. but it is nice to see that you still are here.I did not have my computer where I was...and al the mowing and starting a new work have made my hands busy.

Lots of hugges

9:44 AM, June 13, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I heard Nicole is interested on a couple of Swedes thinking of this matter.

This is mine and of course it is divided into two; one professional (a) and one theoretical close up concerning love ones (b).

(a)In my work I have met a lot of people wanted help to take their lives. It is very painful for me as well as for the person in the traumatic situation. To find THE meaning in life ... even when life consist of a tiny tiny world is not easy. But, it is there ... deep deep inside ourselves ... we can never find it on the outside ... and then take it inside. It really works the other way around.

There is almost always some channels of communication that still may work ... to help the other finding its inner core and meaning of being.

(b) When You know a person, really every step and thought ... You know what kind of actions this person needs. You will do anything to help that person to be what that person would wish to become.

I am strongly against "death clinics" ... no medical doctor can know all people like they where family.
To make a living on that others wish him/her to end their relatives life ... is business nothing else! - its all about money, not human love.

Anna-Lys has spoken :-D

8:17 AM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

"Anna-lys has spoken"
Indeed - and you have contributed-what for me is a spiritual message-
"...But it is there....
deep, deep inside ourselves.."
Such a complicated situation, and perhaps, it is very different for each of us, depending upon the situation.
I do appreicate your comments, and shall dwell upon this further!!!

2:00 PM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Of course it is different in each of us. My English is not good ... what I tried to show was that it is not only a difference between us, it is also a difference inside us. Guess I did not reach that purpose.

The question is so complicated ...

Life is presious! I don't want it to be a commercial matter.

7:19 PM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...


have a Lovely Weekend!!!


7:22 PM, June 15, 2007  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Thanks Anna-lys -
I had a great week-end - had a family celebration with the entire clan, all 19 of us, and celebrated "Father's Day" in grand style!!
Hope you had a wonderful one also!!!

11:18 PM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Happy Midsummer :-D

We have almost 24 hour light here !!!

2:34 AM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...


Have a nice midsummer the bright's day here on the whole year.

5:03 AM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Are You there?

6:12 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Crabgrass said...

I don't see how it is right to keep someone alive who does not want to be and who has actually lost the physical capacity to end it. I would see it as inhumane to deny a dignified death to somebody who wants it. It obviously becomes very complicated very quickly, but that's my $.02 worth.

12:17 AM, June 30, 2007  
Blogger NB said...

There is a difference betweeen active and passive euthanasia. What Crabgrass refers to is the latter. Modern medical technology can keep persons alive very long. There must be a limit, when there is no chance of returning to normal life. Stopping machines that keep him alive is not euthanasia in sence MMCA is talking about. She uses the words "die with dignity". The person that has "lost the physical capacity to end it" has also lost the dignity. In Sweden not long ago, braindeads were kept alive as long their hearts was beating - since that was the definition of "life". We do not do that anymore. This is not murder, as I see it.

9:04 AM, July 01, 2007  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

How are You Dear?

(( hugs ))

2:00 AM, July 03, 2007  
Blogger FANCY said...

This post is a heavy subject. Can we decide when we don't want to live? When our body don't feel any thing ells but pain and the heart going on and on. I think we all is born into a special intention. Something we all can be sure of is that we all going to die. I really hope it will be with dignity for all of us. With no pain and that we will feel calm and loved.


5:23 AM, July 03, 2007  
Blogger Alien David Sousa said...


YES! It takes a lot of love to be able to say YES when someone that's suffering so much asks you plz help them to go. We need to let go our selfish part a side, the one that wants them HERE and think how much the one we love is suffering.

kises &kram

12:38 PM, October 14, 2007  

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