A man in his mid fifties is suffering, from a long and terminal illness, he is slowly and painfully deteriorating away and cannot do anything for himself anymore. His family can only sit and watch their loved one suffer in severe pain, as they spend thousands of dollars just to keep him in that helpless, lifeless state. It is unexpected how much longer he may stay that way. Weeks, months, years maybe? What are they to do. The man simply wants to be laid to rest, to not have to endure this illusive pain any longer. Should the right to that choice be available to him? Many believe so, but many more do not. Physician Assisted Suicide is a longingly argued topic throughout the world and has become one of America's largest epidemics.
Assisted Suicides, there are several types; Passive Euthanasia: Hastening the death of a person by altering some form of support and letting nature take its course, Active Euthanasia: This involves causing the death of a person through a direct action, in response to a request from that person and lastly, Physician Assisted Suicide: A physician supplies information and/or the means of committing suicide (e.g. a prescription for lethal dose of sleeping pills, or a supply of carbon monoxide gas) to a person, so that they can easily terminate their own life.” (Netherlands State Commission on Euthanasia. ) It's a choice that has for year been argued whether or not it should be available to every American. It should not be a choice that is abused and used simply for those who don't feel like living any longer, but for those who truly are in a terrible state of pain and depression, why not? Why live in such harsh agony and force your family to watch you that way? It's a topic that is strongly argued by all of the world, but of course, mainly America. There were four failed ballot initiatives between the years of 1991 to 2000. There were also 75 legislative bills between 1994 to 2006 to legalize... [continues]
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