U.S remains the country of all possibilities, as a new trial is on the benches of justice, awaiting for an equitable answer. A right-to-die group is accused of offering an Apple Valley woman blueprints on how to kill herself.
The jury in Minnesota is expected to resume deliberations in this case, with the Final Exit Network exposed to accusations closely tied to murder.
The assisted suicide of Doreen Dunn has happened back in 2007, when her husband came back home to find his wife dead from asphyxiation. Apparently, the woman was planning to take her life for some time, when she contacted the members of Final Exit Network. Their job was to offer details on how a comfortable death could be provoked and assist with insightful information about the procedure.
In Minnesota, organizations are allowed to offer advice for those who want to take their lives but it is clearly prohibited to help a suicidal case proceed with the fatal experiment. Final Exit Network is accused of assisting the Doreen Dunn suicide case. The jury must decide whether they influenced and helped the person take her life or if they just did their job as an equitable right-to-die group.
Doreen Dunn’s husband declared that on May 30, 2007 he came back home to find his wife dead on the couch. Causes of death were initially reported as natural but a following research led to the evidence of a right-to-die group contribution to her death.
These kind of organizations are support entities that assist and guide people in delicate decisions like taking their own lives. Sometimes, for sick people such as Doreen Dunn, pain can become unbearable and the thought of death is more exhilarating than the thought of living with excruciating pain.
Doreen Dunn was suffering from severe pain as consequence of surgery and decided to take entire responsibility for her life. Assistance of a right-to-die group is directed towards comforting the sufferer by offering insightful information and speech therapy about procedures, best practices and risks. The Final Exit was defined as an organization who supports people willing to end their lives with emotional and philosophical support and lets them know “They’ve got a friend”.
In spite their identity statements, they are accused of intentionally assisting Doreen Dunn in taking her life, back in 2007. Intentional assistance is translated by practically providing the necessary means to take one’s own life, thus encouraging and supposedly manipulating someone to go through with the procedure.
There is a very thin line between justice and injustice in this case. We live in a world that is supposed protect our right to make fundamental decisions about our own lives. A fundamental life decision could also be defined as one’s own will to die. Suicide is not a crime, it is the end of a road each and every one of us has the right to end on their own terms. Assistance in this matter could ease some of the burden for those in pain, as they are looking for that exactly: to be released from pain.
But what exactly is assistance? Minnesota judges declared that providing their means to an end to a person who is willing to commit suicide is a proof of justice violation. The case will be resumed today, with Final Exit Network exposed to a $33.000 fine if found guilty.
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