Assisted Suicide Murder

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Assisted Suicide Is Not Murder Assisted suicide is a very touchy issue but should be allowed for all terminally ill patients. Any person who has been diagnosed terminal should be allowed to end their pain and suffering. The term assisted suicide has several different interpretations. The most widely used and accepted is the intentional hastening of death by a terminally ill patient with assistance from a doctor, relative, or another person. Some people think that the definition should include the words, in order to relieve extreme pain and suffering Most people just want to live and die with dignity. We live life the way we choose to. We make important choices and decisions all through our lives. We live in a world where we are free…show more content…
This is called Physician Assisted Suicide or PAS. Washington voters passed Initiative 1000 in 2008-NOV. Supporters call it a Death with Dignity bill; opponents call it an Assisted Suicide measure. Both are accurate descriptions. Montana Supreme Court legalized PAS in a decision handed down on 2009-DEC-31. (“Euthanasia & Physician Assisted Suicide. (PAS) All side to the issue”.) "Those who oppose any measures permitting assisted suicide argue that we have a duty to protect and to preserve all life. To allow people to assist others in destroying their lives violates a duty we have to respect human life”. A society committed to preserving and protecting life should not allow people to destroy it (Andre, Claire & Velasquez, M ) Though it’s nobody’s fault when someone gets sick with a terminal illness, should we allow people to be put to death out of compassion or mercy? Many people feel that life and death are in the hands of God. That God should be the ultimate judge in who dies and when. What about people with disabilities? Who will decide for them? Medical professionals of course agree that the disabled would be exempt. You have to be of sound mind to even consider euthanasia. Professor Suzanne McDermott of USC School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, stated, there will be many states in the next decade that introduce or consider the introduction of laws to legalize assisted suicide. The issues are complex and the evidence is not robust…We know there is another side to the debate, and this volume does not present the proponents' arguments, which have been presented in other journals. (McDermott, Suzanne, Professor) The definition of murder is, the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought, which means there intention to do
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