12-18-2010, 07:01 PM
IMO, in an emergency situation, surgery should go to the one who needs it most, regardless of social status. If both need it equally, it should be on a first come, first served basis.
I support euthanasia - if somebody is in extreme pain and has no hope of recovery, they have every right to choose a quick and painless death instead of suffering. And I also think there should be the option to have the plug pulled on braindead patients if they have no hope of recovery and if their family wants it. Though obviously there should be some sorts of measures in place to prevent the system from being abused and people being killed just to save money or free up hospital spaces.
I'm not really a fan of the death penalty, though I think people who are given a life sentence should have the choice whether they want to spend life in prison or be executed.