The Right To Die Essay

925 WordsMar 25, 20084 Pages
If you wanted to die, could you? Certainly there are ways to end ones life, however if you wished to would it be legal? In some areas, including the United States ones “Right-to-Die” is frowned upon and punishable by law. I certainly believe if a person is unable to relinquish a definitive opinion, the decision is left to the closest family member. Regardless, the right to die is just that, a right. The issue of right to death originally spouted in Great Britain around 1870 (Cohen 117). Several court cases had formed of late,. And the legislature of the times has found only one conclusion to the problem. Due to the massive support of the English people in this matter, parliament, fearing another revolution, signed the Proletariat Act (congress, 74). This act, which affected all of the colonies formed by Great Britain in regions such as Africa and the Netherlands, led to controversy in those areas as well. Northern Africa was in turmoil as well. Karmti Ashall was the benefactor of assisted suicide from a regional doctor (Cohen 200). Convicted of his crimes, the doctor was sentenced to life in prison due to violations of regional cultural laws. Laws such as these often translate into cultures like our own. Religion often relegates itself into the judgmental minds of juries. Many times, sympathy accompanies these rulings often times forming unfair verdicts for the defendants and their families (marks 12). Unfair verdicts, more often than not spawn from conditions that the defendant or a family member of the defendant. Persistent vegetative state is a condition that is most often associated with the right to die, and is perhaps the condition most sympathized in these circumstances. This condition leaves the host virtually lifeless, allowing only their brain stem to control their breathing and hunger needs. Persistent vegetative state can be caused by

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