New York Lawmakers Propose Assisted Suicide Bill

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ALBANY, N.Y. — Lawmakers in New York have proposed a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to request from their doctors a lethal prescription to hasten their death.

The Medical Aid in Dying Act was introduced during a press conference on May 10 in the state’s capital. It is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Amy Paulin and is based on Oregon’s “Death With Dignity Act,” under which Brittany Maynard ended her life in 2014.

“If I am terminally ill, I should be able to choose to end my life calmly, peacefully and in a dignified way, at a time and in a setting I choose where I am surrounded by those I love,” Paulin said in a statement. “That is what my bill is about.”

“A patient may make a written request for and consent to self-administer medication for the purpose of ending his or her life in accordance with this article if the patient: (a) has been determined by the attending physician to have a terminal illness and which has been medically confirmed by a consulting physician; and (b) voluntarily expresses the request for medication,” the bill, A10059, reads.

Those who spoke in favor of the proposal included Dr. Bill Levering of the First Reformed Church of Schenectady.

“I’m pleased to be able to be here today to represent the perspective of clergy who work with folks who are facing pain and fear in relation to their death,” he said. “We care about their dignity. We care about the holiness of their life. We care about preserving the thing that makes us human: our ability to decide about our lives.”

“We select our careers, our hometowns, and our places of worship. We make decisions about our way of life every day. Until the end. Then, someone else gets to decide? This is not the way of a caring people,” Levering asserted.

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But others have expressed concern, stating that death is not the proper response to suffering.

“Physician-assisted suicide represents a complete abdication of our moral responsibility to persons who are suffering from terminal illnesses. Rather than caring for such persons with the utmost sensitivity and compassion, the sponsors of these bills would have us simply expedite their demise. The State of New York must do better,” said the organization New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms in an email released on Sunday.

Members of the group Not Dead Yet in Rochester attended the press conference in bright pink shirts and holding signs such as “World’s cheapest health care,” featuring a graphic representative of a bottle of lethal pills. Not Dead Yet sent a letter to lawmakers on Friday explaining why it opposes the measure.

“Among the top five reasons given [for assisted suicide] are feelings of being a ‘burden on others’ (41%) or feeling a ‘loss of autonomy’ (92%) or ‘loss of dignity’ (78%). These are not about pain from a terminal disease, but are psychological and social issues that cry out for meaningful supports and genuine care,” the correspondence reads, authored by President Diane Coleman.

“Yet the assisted suicide law does not even require disclosures about consumer controlled home care options to address feelings of loss of autonomy or feelings of being a burden on family, much less require that those services be provided,” she said.

Others have also noted that  “[u]nder the law, doctors who ‘aid-in-dying’ are required to state untruthfully on the death certificate that their patient’s cause of death was their underlying illness, and not the lethal dose of drugs they prescribed that killed them.”

A vote is expected on the matter in the Assembly Health Committee on Monday.


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  • Ronald Carter

    I will never stop trying to understand why it’s preferable to anyone to live out their last days in horrible pain. Either way their end is coming, let them be more comfortable dying in a more human way.

    • bowie1

      That’s where palliative care can be better promoted and financed.

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        But still they can only do so much.

    • mai1dude39

      Right, stop the pain by killing them. That’s the caring thing to do.
      So much easier to kill something than to improve its quality of life. You’re the efficient type.

      • Ronald Carter

        “Terminally ill” means they are going to die no matter what. You think it’s preferable to draw the pain out as long as possible because Jesus?

        • mai1dude39

          No one on this thread has even mentioned Jesus.
          Get some help for your OCD, lots of good medications available.

          Oh, and lots of “terminally ill” people have gone on to live years longer than predicted. But that doesn’t matter to your type, you just like the idea of people dying. Liberalism is a death cult – abortion, AIDS, euthanasia. You need to meet nice people instead of other liberals, you’d learn to respect human life if you ever meet good people. Decent people don’t relish the idea of humans dying.

          • Ronald Carter

            No one on this thread has mentioned liberalism, AIDS, or abortion, either. Get some help for your paranoid schizophrenia, lots of good medications available.

            However, the only excuse I’ve ever actually seen used for extending a tortured end to a person’s life has been religious in nature, and this being a Christian forum, Jesus is, I think, a pretty good guess. Right?

          • mai1dude39

            One more time:
            No one on this thread is obsessing over Jesus but you.

            Pretend you have a moral sense, and see if you can follow this:
            Killing people is wrong.
            Encouraging people to kill themselves is wrong.
            People are precious.
            Life is precious.

            You just don’t get it.

          • Ronald Carter

            Which one of us is encouraging unnecessary suffering and pretending to have the moral high ground?
            I get it just fine.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Encouraging people to kill themselves is wrong.

            We never encouraged my mom to take that decision, she did it all on her own. We are not encouraging dad to take that decision, he does that all on his own.

          • Bob Johnson

            “Decent people don’t relish the idea of humans dying.”

            Everyone dies. I do not know when God will take me, nor can I second guess what He wants of me. When I take the doctor prescribed antibiotics and cheat death, am I acting against God’s desire? When I was in pain from my appendicitis did the doctors do wrong by saving my life? How am I to know? And is it even possible for me go against God’s divine plan?

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            But that doesn’t matter to your type, you just like the idea of people dying.

            Yeah I love the idea so much, that I always dread to go to the hospital cause I hated it to see my mom suffer. My sis and dad stayed with her every night when she was in hospice, I couldn’t cause I was afraid that she would die and I would be alone with her. I felt very bad about that, but everyone understood. When she finally took her last breath, i knew she was no longer in pain. And maybe strange, but that night I slept like a rock for the first time in months. But I know people like you would never understand.

          • Bob Johnson

            Alas, as us baby boomers grow old and more and more people die of lingering medical conditions, everyone will face the prospects of caring for loved ones in hospice. So, unfortunately, they probably will one day understand.

      • Tangent002

        There comes a point where no palliative measure is effective.

      • james blue

        Should you find yourself in such a situation don’t you want any decision to be your own whatever that decision is?

        Do you think a patient is entitled to request “do not resuscitate”? Can someone refuse life saving treatment?

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Here they can.

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        Improve their quality of life? Right. My mom could have gone for chemo, but the doctor told her it would not stop the cancer, she could have lived for another year, sick all day, in bed all day, in pain all day. So please tell me how was that improving her quality of life? I’m waiting.

    • DanH

      Gays don’t respect human life, as evidenced by your spread of AIDS and other fatal diseases. You don’t care if you infect your sex partners with a disease that will eventually kill them.

      • Ronald Carter

        So much fear and hate in this one little post of yours. I am not gay, but gay people don’t purposely spread disease, no one would do that. What a completely awful thing to say. Anyway AIDS is not limited to gay people.

        • DanH

          No hate, no fear – just facts.
          You don’t like science? Too bad. I do.
          1 in 5 gay men is HIV-poz.

          You’re the one who hates and fears facts.
          Never argue with science, you will always lose.

          • Ronald Carter

            Citations for your “facts” please. I think you know you don’t have any.

  • Ruthann

    As every pro-lifer predicted, the slippery slope of the “right to abortion” leads inevitably to the Jack Kevorkian world. Inconvenient people? Kill them. This is the mentality of the jungle, not of civilized humans.

    • Tangent002

      You understand this would be strictly voluntary, right?

      • ComeOnPeople!

        You understand that in a mans darkest hours he wishes to die but then his pain is eased a little and he regrets the thought. This plays on mans weaknesses and destroys a human being that would otherwise regret his thoughts later. Many recovering addicts go through a horrible remission in which they beg nurses and doctors to allow them to die because their pain of body and mind is so server , yet when the detox is over they go on to life and are grateful they made it through their darkest hours. The same is true of those going through terrible illnesses. Who among us has not wished to die at some point . To offer mankind an easy out is to prey upon their weaknesses.

        • Tangent002

          It’s not up to you or any government to decide if a person has or has not ‘had enough’. The decision would be made in consultation with their doctor, who, I assume, would be able to discern if the patient was acting on momentary and/or temporary discomfort. There comes a point where no palliative measure is effective.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            So a man with a PHD knows what tomorrow holds for another man? What if this doctor helps this person who is going insane in pain to kill themselves and the next day or the next offered that man hope. The next hour or minute offered him relief. Again no man in his weakest point even with the help of a white coat has the ability to see the future and had they known that tomorrow would be brighter they would not have allowed someone to help them kill themselves. Also again everyone has the I want to die moment but because it is morally wrong to do so they refrain and then find that on down the road life became bearable again. We do not have the right to play GOD. Only HE gives life and only HE should take it.

        • Bob Johnson

          Spend a couple of months as a volunteer in a hospice center for the elderly, preferable the graveyard shift then get back to us.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            What man can see what is tomorrow. Who is to say that one more day might mean everything to that person or their family. My husbands mom was in the hospice program and begged to die one day and the next would be so thankful for another day. This is a corrupt idea coming from satan himself who hates man and loves when a life is snuffed out. This is the murder of the weakest among us just as abortion is. It spits in the face of GOD and declares we are gods ourselves and can give life or take it. Call it what you want, use some flowery term but the crux of the mater is … it is the MURDERING of those who are the weakest among us.

          • DanH

            You sound like that “Angel of Death” guy who worked in a nursing home and snuffed out the elderly.

          • Bob Johnson

            Nope. I am the guy who spent two months sitting with my wife while her 98 year old mother died. When my mother-in-law was on morphine she could not remember her name, where she was, or who we were. When the drug wore off the slightest movement of the sheets sent her into screams of pain.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            I have respect for those people. My mom spend her last four weeks in a hospice. I couldn’t do what those people did every day.

          • Bob Johnson

            Agreed – I could never do their job. When my mother-in law finally passed away the nurse’s assistant cried and said that was the third patient she had lost on that day

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          My mom, my uncle and my aunt where sane and awake when they made the decision to end their lives. They all suffered from terminal cancer.

  • mai1dude39

    It will be done in the name of “compassion.” The pro-euthanasia group formerly known as the Hemlock Society changed their name to Compassion and Choices. Evil always wears a mask.

    • Tangent002

      Evil is telling someone else you know better than they do when their life should end.

      • mai1dude39

        You would’ve loved Germany under the Third Reich. Zero respect for human life. Your kind of society.

        • Tangent002

          What a disgusting person you are.

        • gogo0

          yes, this is the same because all those jews chose to be gassed and burned.

    • Ronald Carter

      Someone who has a choice between dying a long and drawn out and painful death or getting it over with quickly wants to end it quickly but of course you know better what they should have. And this somehow makes me a godless liberal. Not even going to entertain the word “evil” here…but it’s a pretty good choice for people who want to cause unnecessary pain to others.

      • gogo0

        anyone they don’t agree with is evil. they dont have to think when everything is “good versus evil”, the childish reasoning makes living in a complicated world simple and easy for their minds to digest

        • Ronald Carter

          What frightens me is how often it is completely backwards from the decent and humanitarian thing to do.

          • Rachelthemillenial

            As if you would know. Homosexuals are no judge of decency.

          • Ronald Carter

            How compassionate and Jesus-like of you.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        Look up the very definition of suicide and what causes suicide.

        Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Risk factors include MENTAL ILLNESS such as DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR disorder, SCHiIZOPHRENIA, PERSONALITY DISORDER, ALCOHOLISM , or DRUG ABUSE. Others are IMPULSIVE ACTS due to STRESS such as from FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES, TROUBLE WITH RELATIONSHIPS , or BULLYING.

        Who will decide which pain is greater? Unlike impulse buying… Someone who is troubled and impulsively acts to end their troubles via suicide cannot reverse their actions. To say this law would only allow for severe cases is to not understand this law. Go look at what has happened in other countries which accepted assisted suicide! You will be surprised at different situations and people we were assisted in the act of killing themselves.

        Suicide prevention use to be LIMITING ACCESS TO METHODS OF SUICIDE such as firearms and POISONS, treating mental illness and drug misuse, proper media reporting of suicide, and improving economic conditions….

        So now we must forget prevention?
        When you make suicide acceptable you no longer focus on prevention but access and that access is to those who are not in their right mind whether in extreme pain or all the above mentioned?

        • Ronald Carter

          Look up the definition of EUTHANASIA.

          You keep trying to bring in outside factors, like someone else wanting to cause the person’s death, or them not being in the correct state of mind to make the decision about what happens to them ultimately. We are talking about ONE thing here, a TERMINALLY ILL person making up their OWN mind, which is in a completely rational state, to end their life which is going to end soon anyway because they are terminally ill.

          So why on earth are you talking about firearms and poisons? We’re talking about doctor-assisted and humane methods. We aren’t interested in prevention, for this person to be in this situation that ship has already sailed long ago. Do you understand this subject?

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Oh my word! Reread my post. I pulled the definition of suicide right off of a dictionary and the prevention of suicide off of the same. Prevention of suicide is limiting ACCESS TO METHODS of suicide such as firearms or poisons. HELLO!!!

            An accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even if they take no part in the actual event.
            If in the past without this law I or a doctor were to shoot or poison my dear Granny who was in a nursing home for years just because she said she was tired of living or pleaded for death… we would be considered criminals. Now with this new acceptance of assisting someone to die you open a door to all kinds of immorality. Killing yourself is wrong as is having someone help you to do so. It has never been an accept practice in all of history. When someone commits suicide it has always been considered a horrible tragedy and the person who did so was seen as either being in a very weak state of mind or mentally ill. Hope is of GOD. Offer people HOPE & help them threw their weaknesses, don’t just offer easy outs. Many people who begged to die recovered but had this been in place they would have never seen another day. We all have had those times in our life and I’m so glad that suicide (whether at alone or assisted) was not acceptable. I am typing this today because it was unacceptable and considered immoral.

          • Ronald Carter

            Once again: You do not understand the subject being discussed. We are not talking about suicide, we are talking about DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE which involves ONLY the terminally ill. Not those who are depressed or “tired of living”. Specifically EUTHANASIA.

    • ComeOnPeople!

      Same old HAG in a new dress! The devil was a murdered from the beginning. Hence know we the SPIRIT of TRUTH and the spirit of error.

  • bowie1

    The problem is something like this requires doctors to get involved who get into medicine to save lives – not end them deliberately. If this happens (and Canada is also working on this type of legislation) will fewer people want to go into medicine resulting in fewer doctors. There already is a doctor shortage so that could result in real problems.

    • Tangent002

      No doctor would be required to assist in a suicide.

      • bowie1

        In the case of Dr. Kevorkian he had to show the person how to use an instrument of ending their life even if they started the process themselves. If a doctor does not want to do it themselves they must refer a patient to one who will and feel that this would make them an accessory even if it would be legal. This is the way it would be in Canada at least.

        • Tangent002

          I’m not sure how the referral would work in the U.S., but I think a gynecologist could refuse to provide a referral to an abortion doctor if they were morally opposed to abortion.

          I know quite a few medical professionals and have yet to find one that is opposed to assisted suicide in the case of the terminally ill.

      • Coach

        That’s like saying nobody would be required to provide for a same sex so-called wedding.

        • Tangent002

          Clergy are not required to perform same-sex marriages while they are acting as agents of their church. If they are running a wedding business, then yes.

          Doctors operate on a different standard (pun intended). You cannot legally compel a doctor to perform any procedure you desire.

  • ComeOnPeople!

    Until the spirits are dealt with we will continue to see mankind moved by spirits that destroy them as GOD & HIS people plead with them to return to the one who CREATED them and back to HIS ways. This is not of GOD neither is it of a moral society. This is of he who was a murderer from the beginning and of a society who has forgotten their CREATOR.

  • bowie1

    If a person ended their own life this way, where would they spend eternity? Would this be considered the “sin unto death”?

  • MittRomneys

    YOU MOTHER F’KING CHRISTIANS NEED TO STAY OUT OF OTHER PEOPLES BUSINESS OR WE WILL PERSECUTE YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY,,I DIE MY WAY NOT YOUR WAY..FCK JESUS CHRIST IN THE ANUS

  • MittRomneys

    WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT FRANKLIN GRAHAM GETS COLON CANCER AND DIES A HORRIBLE LONG PAINFUL DEATH

  • MittRomneys

    IF(LOL) JESUS CHRIST COMES BACK WERE GOING TO KILL HIM AGAIN

  • Slidellman4life

    The legacy of Kevorkian and Terri Schiavo.

    • Ronald Carter

      How about simple compassion and reducing pain and suffering?

      • Rachelthemillenial

        Faux compassion of liberals.

        • Ronald Carter

          Right, everyone’s just faking it. Including people who have had loved ones die in terrible pain.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            I had a loved one die in terrible pain and out of her mind many times because of that pain and the meds she was on. I would never have allowed some doctor who she is just another patient to , to agree with her and assist in killing her. She most the time was not in her right mind or sleeping from the drugs. When she was awake she was talking about her life not her death but did she wish it was over. YES! And guess what GOD took her life not to long after. But between her pain , sleep and awake times we all said goodbye honorably not via someone killing her. And left behind are not burdened with what ifs to deal with. Pain will cause anyone to wish to die but are they in their right mind at the moment. NO! Anyone who begs for someone to murder them is not in their right mind and to honor their request is to have NO HONOR and RESPECT for LIFE. Abortion is the same, it is murdering the weakest among us and coming up with pretty words to describe what we have done. The only word for assisting in the death of another is MURDER.

          • Ronald Carter

            No, it isn’t murder to alleviate the pain of a terminally ill person, it is called kindness and compassion. Murder is a malicious act nowhere near comparable to this.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            It is murder because those people are not in a frame of mind to ask for something that is irreversible . Just as a teen who is distraught over peer pressure , maybe a horrible family life or drug addiction is not in a frame of mind to ask a doctor to help him commit suicide.

            The very definition of suicide is …. the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Risk factors include mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Others are IMPULSIVE ACTS due to STRESS such as from financial difficulties, troubles with relationships, or bullying.

            The definition of suicide prevention is the limit of access to methods of suicide such as firearms and poisons, treating mental illness and drug misuse, proper media reporting of suicide, and improving economic conditions.

            OOPS guess we will need to redefine everything about suicide. Just like all the other immoral laws being passed this one also is a gateway. Study up on the countries who have allowed it and you will find not only those in terrible pain being assisted to intentionally kill themselves.

          • Ronald Carter

            It isn’t murder – they request themselves to be taken out of their misery. Some people even have the foresight to request it years ahead of time. I know I have – if you’re just delaying the inevitable and I have zero quality of life and lots of pain and I’m going to die anyway, make it sooner than later. And I’m sure God will have no problem with that.

            It’s also very strange that you can speak on behalf of people whose “frame of mind” it is impossible for you to know.

            Your definition of suicide prevention is irrelevant. In the case of a terminally ill person who wants to end his or her life, they don’t WANT suicide prevention, they want suicide. They want to die. No one’s making that decision for them.

            This is not immoral. This is the OPPOSITE of immoral. Keeping people hanging on when all they know is pain is cruel and horrible.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            My mom did make that decision years before her dead. My dad wants the same thing.

          • Ronald Carter

            I don’t think ComeOnPeople! understands doctor-assisted suicide (euthanasia).

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Well I understood that the minute he called it murder.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Oh I understand it!

          • ComeOnPeople!

            It is possible to know the frame of mind of someone in server pain because I have been there and wished to die. Yet had I had easy access to do so I would not be enjoying my newest Grand-baby.

            This is not compassion ! It is preying upon the weaknesses of other . And no the LORD would never approve of someone killing another person. You call it assisting but what are they assisting that person to do? They are killing another human being. People have been killing themselves for all of history yet it has never been an accepted practice. By making suicide laws you send signals to all those hurting in mind or body that it’s acceptable to kill yourselves and end your pain. Look at the statistics of other countries which have done this. NO SORRY THE LORD does not agree to being an accomplice to a murder but HE does agree to helping them up, being there for them in their struggles and offering them HOPE .

          • Ronald Carter

            You are not talking about the same thing as everyone else here. We aren’t talking about otherwise healthy people in a depressed state. We are talking about people who are so sick that they are going to die anyway, and to have a doctor put them out of their pain rather than let them linger in it unnecessarily.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            And so you along with those who agree with you now assume to know if or when a person will die? Have you never read of people told they were going to die and then recovered? Have you never been yourself on deaths door and then your life was restored? Have you never felt so much pain that you wished to die? I have!!! I wished to die even begged for it and so called doctors said my death was immediate and yet THEY and I were wrong. ONLY THE CREATOR of life knows when that persons time is up. When we take our own lives or assist someone in doing so we assume we are our own god. This is more about things you cannot see then things you can.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Terminal illness is a disease that cannot be cured or adequately treated and that is reasonably expected to result in the death of the patient within a short period of time. This term is more commonly used for progressive diseases such as cancer or advanced heart disease than for trauma.

            Understand this?

          • Ronald Carter

            No. She still doesn’t.

          • Ronald Carter

            We are talking about situations ONLY where a doctor has determined that there is no hope of recovery and the person is going to die. All that is left to be determined is if they die over a longer period of time in great pain or sooner with the assistance of a doctor. Do you get it yet?

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Yes I get that and still believe that GOD gives life and it is not for we ourselves to take it at any point in our lives. I’ve been there and yes begged for death but GOD spared me. It’s HIS choice when I die. Should I make that choice and actually kill myself then the last sin I ever committed was murder of self and once there is no more breath , there is no more repentance for sin. So yes I totally understand but I disagree because GOD’s WORD never condones taking life because it is HIS to give and HIS to take. When you take life whether your own or someone else .. you are saying you are god.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Suchs a country is mine, the Netherlands. And let me tell you I’m glad my uncle, aunt and my mom could make that decision.

            It is murder because those people are not in a frame of mind to ask for something that is irreversible

            All three sound of mind when they did make that decision.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        Call it what you want, use some flowery term but the crux of the mater is … it is the MURDERING of those who are the weakest among us.

        • Ronald Carter

          No, in no sense is it murder, and it is offensive in the extreme for you to say so.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Be offended.

          • Ronald Carter

            Thankfully I can do far more than that. I can stand up to people who feel the way you do.

          • ComeOnPeople!

            Yup in a free country everyone has a voice and everyone may become offended. But with all these new laws not put out by the people but by a corrupted system soon you will not hear anything from me because my speech will be considered to offensive to be heard. Even on these post many of my posts have been deleted. Why? Not because of bad language but because of quoting scripture or biblical views.
            So enjoy standing up to people like me soon if your country continues this charade you & those like you will be the only ones allowed to speak freely.

  • james blue

    “New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms”

    It’s funny how people who wish to limit freedoms they disagree with always claim to be for freedoms.

  • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

    If Job had opted for this while he was suffering horribly for his ignorant sin/evil-deed, he would not hv received the double blessing from God.

    Notice that a lengthy, painful n horrible death often happens to unrepentant sinners/evildoers/law-breakers, eg cancer patients, gays with AIDS, prostitutes/porn-stars with HIV/STD, alcoholics with liver cirrhosis, chain-smokers with blackened lungs, lazy gluttons with Type-2 diabetes, prolific meat-eaters with stroke, etc.
    …. … Good people often live to a ripe old age n die in their sleep or die suddenly.

    So, assisted suicide seems to be the unrepentant sinners/evildoers/law-breakers attempt at escaping the judgment of God. What will the unrepentant sinners/evildoers/law-breakers do if they truly end up in hell after their assisted suicide.?

    • Jolanda Tiellemans

      My mom was none of the above. My dad is none of the above, but he still has type two diabetes, it’s in the genes. His mom was a God fearing woman and still she had it too. So try again.

      • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

        R u saying that yr dad was not lazy and/or a glutton.?
        …….Lazy can also mean working in a sedentary office job, in contrast to a construction or factory worker. Lazy can also mean doing most household chores using electrical appliances, eg washing machine, dish-washer, vacuum cleaner, etc, n not exercising at the same time.

        • Jolanda Tiellemans

          Read my earlier comment again. Why asking that when I already gave you the answer.

          • disqus_O2BUmbLecp

            Well, I had a lazy AND gluttonous aunt(= a spoiled only daughter) who began suffering from Type-2 diabetes at about 50 yo.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Well not everyone who has type two diabetes is lazy and a glutton. Do some research and you would know.