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(   NJ Port Authority police officer has saved 5 people from committing suicide off the George Washington Bridge. This year   ( divider line
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2013-05-03 08:21:18 AM  
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We are very good at forcing people who want to die to live in this country. We then abandon all responsibility for them, until the next suicide attempt.

If someone wants to go, that's their right. You can't be pro-choice or libertarian and consistently support arresting people who want to end their lives. People should have access to help, but in the end, it's their decision. It's wrong to force someone to continue living in abject pain and/or psychological torment and then walk away patting yourself on the back. If you prevent a suicide, you now are obligated to be that persons best friend.
2013-05-03 08:19:42 AM  
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Onagarf: I'm rather torn about this. If someone's life is so messed up that they want to end it by jumping off the GW bridge, why stop them? On the other hand, it may help them if it shows that someone does care.

It's been found that suicide is a very situational thing. Many people who attempt it unsuccessfully don't attempt it again shortly after. If someone tried to OD on pills but get their stomach pumped, you usually don't see them flinging themselves off of a building the next day.

Suicidal states are rare and it can besurprisingly difficult to kill ones self. Its one of the reasons that suicides are more common in homes that have guns. People may be just aslikely to be suicidal in homes without guns as in ones with guns, but guns do make the whole thing easier.
2013-05-03 07:06:09 AM  
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Why is he getting in the way of people's self deTermination?
2013-05-03 06:10:44 AM  
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Well, if you had to live around all the Guidos in New Jersey, you'd be suicidal too.
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