Arguments Against Assisted Suicide

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Assisted Suicide For God I live and For God I die Life is a precious gift that is to be received from God with gratefulness. It should be cherished, well-kept, and improved in every way possible. But when the potential for meaningful, joyful, desirable life has been painstakingly drained and every effort made to prevent the inevitable, should we make it possible for the compassionate to show mercy to the dying that makes an appeal for intervention to end their suffering? This essay will explore the topic of assisted suicide. A look at the paper wrote by Wolf will be examined and contrasted. My view against assisted suicide will be fore told end with a comparison on why people are for it. Assisted suicide Assisted suicide is the actions…show more content…
I say this for the purpose of my belief in God the creator of at all life. It violates Medical Ethics. The Hippocratic Oath expressly forbids the giving of deadly medicine to anyone who asks. “This ancient document also requires doctors to swear by Apollo and all the gods and goddesses” (Farnell, 2006). It challenges trust between doctor and patient. We expect physicians to heal and preserve life, not to kill on request. I reply that I want to be able to trust my doctor to do what is best for me in every situation. I would not ask a doctor to do anything illegal, but if physician-assisted death were permitted by law, I would not want to be abandoned in my final hours. The main reason I’m against assisted suicide is Its God's place to decide the time and place of a person's death. I reply that assisted death is a moral issue that has to be resolved on the basis of principles we use to deal with every other question about right and wrong, not a special case. Besides, the implication of this objection is that we should never interfere with the course of any life-threatening condition. To intervene would challenge God's prerogative to determine the time and place of death. In some cases this objection is made by proposing that to take innocent life is playing…show more content…
Consider a person with an incurable illness or severe debility such that life has become so racked with pain or so burdensome that desirable, meaningful, purposeful existence has ceased. In ancient days, assisted suicide was frequently seen as a way to preserve one’s honor. “For the past twenty-five years, on the other hand, the practice has been viewed as a response to the progress of modern medicine” (McDougall, 2008). New and often costly medical technologies have been developed that extend life. Nevertheless, the technologies also prolong the dying processes, leading some people to question whether modern medicine is forcing patients to live in unnecessary pain when there is no chance they will be cured. “Passive euthanasia—disconnecting a respirator or removing a feeding tube has become an accepted solution to this dilemma. Active euthanasia perhaps an overdose of pills or a deadly injection of morphine remains controversial “(McDougall,

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