The Right to Die

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Death can be the last or the first thing on your mind for people who are suffering in their final days of life. Suffering until death can be the most horrible thing because everything you've done in life dwells on you. The pain of fatal illness tend to make many patients think about suicide. Physician-assisted suicide may seem like the best option but it isn't. In my opinion, physician-assisted suicide should be legalized in all countries because patients lose faith and start to feel as if they worry others or bring them down. Physician-assisted suicide is only legal in three states. It should become legal in all states in the U. S., patients should not suffer in their final days of life because there's a law that will not let a doctor kill a patient. Suffering can be very painful to these patients. Who wants to suffer ? "At the Hemlock Society we get calls daily from desperate people who are looking for someone like Jack Kevorkian to end their lives which have lost all quality..."(Faye Girsh, EdD). Jack Kevorkian understood everything even down to the the stress and pain patients went through. Kevorkian tried everything in his power to allow PAS to become legal through the whole U. S. He went to jail for what he believed in. "If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering." (Jack Kevorkian). Kevorkian makes excellent points to describe the terminally ill and how they're feeling during their suffering and pain. Kevorkian did all types of research on the terminally ill from college to visting the terminally ill and study their bodies during that time. The three states that legalize PAS are Oregon, Washington, and Montana. In Oregon patients that request PAS, 62% of them actually completed it. PAS accounts for 156 per 10,000 deaths in Oregon. The reason for these

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