Imagine youu have just found out you are going to die within three months.
Recently the questions have been changed form, "What am I going to do with the
rest of my life?" to "When should I kill myself"? With painful and crippling
diseases such as AIDS and cancer, and Alzheimers along with doctors such as Dr.
Kavorkian, some people are choosing death over life. Doctor assisted suicide
has been a very controversial subject in the past few years. Some states such
as Oregon have passed laws which allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to
patients who have less then six months to live.(Henin 1) Other state have taken
the opposite side. I believe that if you are able to reason and think
rationally you should decide whether to live or dir. If not the people who know
you best should make the decision.
If you are ever in a situation where you now you wil soon die the choice
whether or not to kill yourself
should be your own. I believe that
doctorassisted suicide should not be controlled by the government, but should be
apersonal choice based on the individual. Many people could not imagine living
in a hospital bed for the remainder of their lives. They would rather die with
dignity than live out the rest of their lives depandant on others. The
government thinks that they know what is best for the people. If everyone is
an individuall, how can the government know what is best for everyone. I feel
that people shold make up thir own minds about what is best for them. Joshua
Haney worote an article on assisted suicide. He says, "Everyday we make choices
that decide our fate and future. We choose where we work, what we eat and drink,
etc. This is just one more choice that we are making. I we take away this
right from people we are taking steps towards taking away other rights. Would
it be morally right to allow that person to suffer in pain in anguish through
some terminal illness?"(Haney2) I... [continues]
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