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No-No to Euthanasia!

For all who doesn’t know euthanasia, it is an act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering. Also called as, “assisted suicide or mercy killing”, is deliberately assisting or encouraging a person to kill themselves.

Manila, Philippines– everyone was shocked when they found out that Jamvhille Sebastian made a conscious decision to die and asks for help to do this. He asked for a voluntary euthanasia; he was flooded messages telling him that he should not do it.

Based on NHS-UK. if somebody is approaching the end of life, you have a right to good palliative care – to control pain and other symptoms – as well as psychological, social and spiritual support. A person is also entitled to have a say in the treatments you receive at this stage. Moreover it says, if you know that your capacity to consent may be affected in the future, you can arrange a legally binding advance decision (previously known as an advance directive). An advance decision sets out the procedures and treatments that you consent to and those that you do not consent to. This means that the healthcare professionals treating you cannot perform certain procedures or treatments against your wishes.

In Belgium, Holland, and Luxembourg, active euthanasia were legalized. Under the law of these countries, one’s life can be deliberately ended by their doctor or other health care professional. In some other countries, like Philippines, the law is less clear, with some forms of assisted suicide and passive euthanasia legal, but active euthanasia illegal.

In Jam’s case, I do not agree with euthanasia nor active suicide neither. It is both unreasonable under the law of the society and the law of God. Yes, the patient could say that he wanted it– but are you going to tolerate him? As what is written in the Bible, Job 1:21 KJV “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Life is so sacred. God gave it for a reason, and we must not end it just because you cannot face the new day. You breathe because it comes from Him. For me, as long as He is still giving you another chance, another day– be it. He wanted you to continue your life. Do not hurry things; God knows when He will take your life away. HPF: Hold on, Pray and Face every day!

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Mommyjen wrote on February 25, 2015, 3:03 AM

Jam must have been having a tough time fighting for his life when he asked his family to resort to mercy killing.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on February 25, 2015, 4:05 AM

In our day and age, 'the good shall be evil, and the evil good' as Isaiah prophesied. People do not judge rigtheously anymore. I feel very sad for people in palliative condition. But ending his misery by death, called 'euthanasia' is murder.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 25, 2015, 5:56 AM

Sorry, but as I don´t believe in God, I cannot support your views on euthanasia. And having been the wife of someone dying a horrible painful death from cancer, nor would I ever stand in the way of that suffering being brought to a swifter end. As far as I am concerned, we each have the right to decide when and how our life will end when living it becomes impossible.

AliCanary wrote on February 25, 2015, 12:13 PM

You can say that you do not choose assisted suicide because of your religion, and that's fine. but you are not allowed to make that decision for other people who don't have the same beliefs. If you want the freedom to make your own choice when the time comes, don't try to judge others. You have no idea what it feels like to be suffering like that.

FreedomWriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:06 AM

Yes he is bold, and dauntless. After those messages came from his fans, he suddenly realized that he must continue his life.. And for me, that's a good thing. To face another day, another struggle are more important than just surrender your life to a person.

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FreedomWriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:09 AM

Whether euthanasia is murder or not, we must be strong to overcome our struggles. To mercy kill is to be weak. Anyway, thank you for the comment

FreedomWriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:12 AM

I respect your views my friend. But for me, we are not big enough to decide when and how our life will end, my God is invincible and He knows wha's right for me. Anyway, thank you for the comment. Looking forward to you! God Bless~

FreedomWriter wrote on February 26, 2015, 12:16 AM

maybe I am still not in the situation like this. But I rather not to do euthanasia when the time comes for me to make my own choice. I am not judging others my friend. I was just happy to know that Jamvhille Sebastian did overcome his hindrances and weaknesses. He chose to go on-- myabe everybody says that he is weak now because of having a disease like cancer, but for me he is strong enough to continue his journey.
Anyway, thank you for the comment my friend. Looking forward to you. God Speed~

cheri wrote on March 1, 2015, 8:00 AM

I wrote a poll on this. Its difficult to decide if you are in the shoes of the dying patient. We have seen Jam's life and its really sad,

FreedomWriter wrote on March 4, 2015, 4:56 AM

Yes ma'am, but it is better to go on and continue your journey just like what Jam did. Sad to say, his life reached its dead end.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 14, 2015, 6:25 PM

I agree with you. I am against euthanasia/mercy killing. From the Bible's point of view (which I believe) it is murder which is against the 10 Commandments.