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Assisted suicide for Ozzy?Posted Monday, October 1, 2007, at 9:03 AM
As I was rifling headlines this morning I came across something that I realized is a topic we've never discussed here.
Apparently, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have agreed that if either of them come down with a mentally degenerative disease they want to choose their own ends.
According to the article, they recently witnessed the long death of Sharon's father and decided neither of them want to die that way.
Both being strong supporters of euthanasia, they have decided that if that happens, they want to go to Switzerland where assisted suicide is legal.
This is a subject I have mixed feelings on. While I think suicide is wrong, I also believe it to be a person's right if they so choose.
I watched my grandfather die of colon cancer and I don't want to go through that. I don't want to see anyone else go through it either.
In cases of cancer or as in the Osbourne's case mental diseases, I think that should be the individual's choice.
They should have to handle it the way Ozzy and Sharon have chosen by getting with an attorney and drafting documents so the family will know what's going on.
It's not the government's business to force you to live.
What do you think? Should people have the right to be "put to sleep" if they so choose?
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Corey Noles, staff writer for The Daily Statesman and Editor of The North Stoddard Countian, is the author of a regular baseball/St. Louis Cardinals column and also uses his blog to sound off on various happenings in sports. He also operates a weekly baseball mailbag column.
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