Physician Assisted Suicide Legalization

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Physician assisted suicide is a very serious and delicate topic. Doctors have been prohibited form assisting patients that want to end their own lives. Some states have been thinking about legalizing physician assisted suicide, which is when a doctor or any medical related person helps a patient to die. It seems that more people are for the legalization than years before. A push for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide is under way in a half-dozen states where proponents say they see strong support for allowing doctors to prescribe mentally competent, dying individuals with medications needed to end their own lives (Haigh 8A). I believe that it is time to give the patients a right to decide what they think is best for themselves as…show more content…
People opposing the legalization of assisted suicide say that they would not trust a doctor assisting a patient to end his or her life. How can people trust doctors participating on the physician assisted suicide? Those doctors are violation their own Hippocratic Oath, an oath that says to always save lives and not ending them (Messerli). Also, people think that this legalization would lower the value of human life. Also, opponents of assisted suicide—including the American Medical Association—have argued that this legalization poses serious threats to the welfare of patients and the ethics of the medical profession. Religious people would get offended with this legalization due to that they prohibit suicide and the intentional killing of others. They also argue that no one knows the future and that a miracle could cure the…show more content…
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