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Felo de se - A Delicate Topic

suicide - willfully letting oneself die - giving up - can't go on? - time to check out?  pulling the plug? lethal drugs? Ceasing food and/or liquid? ok? not ok? when? where? how? with whom? let's talk about it - DC

6-12-07 - Lots has been added to the Santhara page in the last week.

6-05-07 - an editorial from today's NYTimes - Dr. Kevorkian’s Wrong Way.  

And, on the related subject of Santhara (see yesterday below), bioethics writer Wesley J. Smith considers Should Suicide by Self Starvation be Prevented? See other articles by Smith.

6-04-07 - Santhara - Self Starvation - an alternative to the Kevorkian and other fairly violent and rash methods of ending one's life.




6-02-07 - Why bring this up? - There comes a time for many of us when we are ready to die, want to die, pray to die, when most are sympathetic with this wish, but we keep on living.

June 1st, 2007 - Smiling Jack Kevorkian released from prison

From - Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who says he has helped more than 130 people commit suicide, would now refuse to aid in anyone’s death, even someone in terrible pain, because he promised his parole board that he would not.

Kevorkian talked to Mike Wallace on Friday after serving more than eight years in prison for second-degree murder in the assisted suicide of a patient in 1998.

"Are you still permitted to be an advocate for assisted suicide and euthanasia?" asks Wallace. "No, just for its legalization. That's all. I always say, 'It should be legal.'"

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

    -- Dorothy Parker 
(who attempted suicide three times without success)
For her epitaph she suggested,'Excuse my dust'.

More on this topic right away. - DC

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