Euthanasia/Physician-Assisted Suicide In The United States

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Debra Cassidy Eng 102 WA 6 Euthanasia/ physician-assisted suicide Why do our free rights end at euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide in the United States? If we have freedom of speech and the freedom to refuse speech, and the freedom of religion and the freedom to not be religious; why can we not have the freedom of life or ending a painful one. The term Euthanasia originated from the Greek word for “good death.” It is the act or practice of ending the life of a person either by lethal injection or the suspension of medical treatment. [The Nightingale Alliance] Having helped ending a painful, slow agonizing death should be a right everybody has. Perhaps the strongest argument made on behalf of legalizing euthanasia or assisted…show more content…
(2) Their will be less of a financial burden on the families (3) People will not have to endure a painful, draining, in remittable life, laid in a hospital or hospice bed. Telling a person they must live and live the most uncomfortable depressing way is unmoral; it would be the same thing as telling a women what to do with her body, other peoples religious views should not be able determine one’s life, the government should not be able to determine one’s life. Providing for your family in a great thing; however putting yourself into bankruptcy because you want to choose life for somebody that does not want to live and have a death full of pain is selfish. Caring about a person is listening to them and what they want. Holding on to somebody that does not want you to and putting the rest of your family in jeopardy is egotistical. Finally the pain hospice patients feel is sometimes unbearable for them. More than likely they are put on narcotics to ease the pain; however sometimes they don’t work or they work to well and they’re in a daze 24/7. That is no way for a person to live their last days on this earth. Not wanting to live that way should be a…show more content…
They fear becoming dependent on others or having a very poor quality of life. Sadly, our current health care system and its practices leave people suffering unreasonably and unnecessarily at the end of life. Too often, people suffer from avoidable pain and other symptoms in their final days. And such suffering can occur even with good care. People advocate for more reliable euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide to guard against these possibilities. (Humphrey, D) The Good Euthanasia
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