People’s lives have been changed by a debilitating disease and try to find a way to deal with the pain. Sometimes they turn to an easy way out, to deal or end with the suffering they feel. There have been cases were people who have been in car accidents who end up in a vegetative state and have serious pain, they feel like dying. Some people claim to be helping terminally ill patients by “ending their suffering,” so they
feel an entitlement that they can deal with life and death situations. As a result, it’s important for people who are in this grave situation or haven’t experienced, yet to look for a humane and ethical way to medically treat themselves. Therefore, it should be mandatory that all people have to sign a document stating what they want to happen in case of an emergency or if they fall ill and there is no hope for recovery. This way we could avoid legalizing assisted suicide.
Patients who are terribly ill have a choice to preserve or terminate there lives if they are in serious pain and are sure there condition would not change. This is what leads most patients to opt for assisted suicide. Euthanasia, also known as “assisted suicide,” (“Euthanasia”) is used to help terminally ill patients die. Many who are in this situation do not want to see their family member suffer, killing is not the solution. It is murder and punishable by jail. Those who commit these acts should be punished to the full extent of the law. It’s morally and ethically unacceptable.
For instance, there are doctors who decide to assist patients who wish to die, even though it’s ethically wrong. Many years ago “on March 6, 1996 the U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled in favor of physician-assisted suicide in Washington state” (Bohlin). Now, doctors in this state have the right to assist terminally-ill patients to end their lives because it‘s a constitutional right. According to the court, “individuals right to determine the time and manner of his own death... [continues]
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