Physician Assisted Suicide - Essay

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Tara Ford
English Comp 111
Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician assisted suicide is also called euthanasia. It is a highly debated topic on whether it should be legal or not. Some states have taken different stands on this question, some making it legal to do. I believe that every citizen who is suffering from a degenerative, painful or fatal condition, should have the right to decide if they want the option of a physician assisted suicide. I believe in a society such as ours we should all have the right to die with some kind of dignity. Although there are several debates against this view point, it is not up to anyone else to make decisions of the ill and infirm. As such it should be recognized that “patients have a right to make
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Aside from any other concern, it is noted that many types of cancer, other degenerative diseases, and fatal conditions not only cause pain in their selves but the treatments are also very quite painful. If a patients does not want these treatments, who has the right, including courts, to tell the patient that they have to do the treatments? Who has the right to tell a person they have to die in pain and suffering? Instead of having people try to try to attempt suicide by them selves, why don't we give them a more humane option, which is guaranteed to have a result that is effective and painless?
There should be some control over this matter. It should not be one doctor’s opinion to decide if the person has a chance at a normal life, but the person should get a second and third opinion. This should be monitored very closely to make sure that it is not misused. But when you think of taking your loved one off of life support and the fact they could live for weeks to months suffering, and you feeling like there is not a thing you can do to help them. What kind of life do they have suffering and not being there at all, not responding to anything just living a life less end of life? Than is it the right of the family to step in where the patient can not do so.

While people that are for the right of the physician assisted suicide as