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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-22-06 12:42 PM
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85. The AUTHORITARIAN stance here is NOT appropriate.
What about the MILLIONS of poor or even homeless Americans who cannot afford ANY kind of treatment -- for anything? You don't see the authoritarians insisting that all of them get chemotherapy, needed drugs, or even food, for that matter.

People's bodies are their own business. One size DOES NOT FIT ALL. If the kid doesn't want chemo, he shouldn't be forced onto the drug table. Let him die in peace. Some things are worse than death. Losing your right to choose is one of them.

I'm sick and tired of government, or authoritarians in society, "deciding" what someone else should do with their bodies. Yet, when some ASK for that same kind of help, they get nothing.

If we had free medical coverage, and a RIGHT TO DECIDE, then we could just accept that some folks are more interested in living their own lives, rather than fighting death according to someone else's rules.

The U.S. has become so AUTHORITARIAN it makes me sick. People want to stick their noses into everyone else's business, with the zeal of a hanging mob mentality.

Either we're FREE or we're not. Right now, we're obviously not.
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