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.
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.
- 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.
1st, 2007 - Smiling Jack Kevorkian released from prison
From CBSNews.com - 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
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;
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