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  1. Right to die

    The right to die is an ethical or institutional entitlement of any individual to commit suicide or to undergo voluntary euthanasia. Possession of this right is often understood to mean that a person with a terminal illness should be allowed to commit suicide or assisted suicide or to decline life-prolonging treatment, where a disease would otherwise prolong their suffering to an identical result. The question of who, if anyone, should be empowered to make these decisions is often central to debate. The right to die is sometimes associated with the idea that one's body and one's life are one's own, to dispose of as one sees fit. However, a legitimate state interest in preventing irrational suicides is sometimes argued. Pilpel and Amsel write, "Contemporary proponents of ‘rational suicide’ or the ‘right to die’ usually demand by ‘rationality’ that the decision to kill oneself be both the autonomous choice of the agent and a ‘best option under the circumstances’ choice desired by the stoics or utilitarians, as well as other natural conditions such as the choice being stable, not an impulsive decision, not due to mental illness, achieved after due deliberation, etc."

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  1. Right to Die

    The right of the patient or the patient's representative to make decisions with regard to the patient's dying.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to die in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of right to die in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of right to die in a Sentence

  1. President Francois Hollande:

    These proposals are balanced and realistic. They aim to stop the suffering of those close to the end of their lives, respect their wishes and allows the right to die in dignity.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    Death With Dignity: I'm writing this quote in regards to the Death With Dignity laws across Michigan, America, and the world. I noticed Michigan failed to pass the Death with Dignity legislation back in 2017. I am a firm believer that everyone should have the right to die when they want so long as it's morally right to do so. Wheather their terminally ill, mentally ill, chronically ill, or they're suffering in some unjust way. Maybe they're suffering because their homeless, poor, or depressed. Maybe they suffer because they have no friends or family and their lonely. Whatever their circumstance is they should have the right to die in a humane way. Only if you have a criminal record or your living an unjust life style should you be excluded from this human right. You don't want criminals and people living unjust life styles being rewarded for their bad behaviors. Any person that commits a crime/ behavior/act that unjustly harms another living life/living should automatically disqualify them from this human right. Death With Dignity is only for those who live just lives. I personally have been disabled since birth. I have a handful of mental illnesses and I also have Mild Antral Gastritis. I'm in pain every day, the pain never stops and it never goes away. I have very limited functioning and and I suffer intensely due to each of my illnesses. It is morally necessary for me to have the option to die when I want and to do it in a humane way. It is the right of all living things who suffer unjust pain to die when they want to. You are not the one suffering I am, and therefore you have no moral ground to tell me when I can and cannot die. You will go home to your families and I will suffer all alone. You will turn your backs on me when I'm at my illest because you lack compassion, respect, integrity, justice and mercy for my circumstance and I will have to suffer for it.You are not a criminal for helping the ill die in a humane way, you are a criminal for letting those who are ill suffer. You are not cruel for helping the ill die, you are only cruel when you sit there and watch people suffer unjust pain and do nothing. It is not a human rights violation to humanely euthanize people when their suffering, however it is a human rights violation when you let them suffer unfair pain. You are not a criminal for humanely euthanizing someone when they're ill and don't want to continue on with their lives, you are only a criminal if you unjustly cause harm to someone's life. You take your dog and cat to the vet when they're ill to euthanize them so they don't suffer. You should show the same compassion, mercy, and respect to your fellow humans as you do for animals. You should show integrity, justice, courage, compassion, mercy, respect, love, and peace to all living things So long as they deserve it.

  3. Mark Siegler:

    The coming together of two laudable movements -- death with dignity and cost containment -- concerns me Patients have a right to die. But do they have a duty to die

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