Topics: Suicide, Illness, Patient Pages: 2 (680 words) Published: March 22, 2002
Euthanasia, assisted suicide. O.k. Lets say from the start that there are a lot of good reasons for government to be cautious when it comes to euthanasia.

There are people out there who are willing to take advantage of euthanasia, the right to die. Family who see a sick family member as a burden finically and socially, public hospitals who have ongoing finical problems and who are always in need for a spare bed and the patients who see them selves as a burden to others or are just so depressed and looking for an easy way out.

But how would a politician, who has probable brought up in an in a well off life style, will probable be able to retire in less then ten years with a huge payout and sit on his fat cat ass as a consultant to some company that he helped during his time in office, really know or care about a person who has worked hard there whole life listened to and obeyed the government and paid there taxes, and now may be living in extreme pain with less than a year to live and not have the ability to control how their life ends not being able to have the right to die.

The only way a person can really end their lives is to kill them selves with no help whatsoever from any one and no one can be with you when you die because they will get in trouble, and don't think that there are not people doing this now, imagine dieing all alone. The two most important times when we need to have people with us is when we are born and when we die.

One government view is that anyone who attempts suicide must be experiencing extreme mental problems, so they should not be allowed to kill themselves. So what are you going to do wait until you are declared mentally fit before you can kill yourself?

Here you have an old person weak, ill and hopped up on drugs, there is no regard for their dignity or respect for their wishes. Put to rest not only the patient, but also the anguish of the family and friends as well as doctors who have a lot of pressure on them from...
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