Suicide In Canada

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In today’s day and age, along with the rapid developments of technology, we are able to discover new treatments and cures for many of the diseases that affect our ability to live and enjoy our lives the way we would each like to do so, respectfully. However, despite the cures under construction and the promise of a better quality lifestyle in the future, some people just do not want to stay in this world, due to the hardships they may be facing. They eventually kill themselves, which is known as suicide. Suicide is legal in Canada, and there continue to be thousands of these deaths each year. On the other hand, assisted suicide/euthanasia is illegal. Euthanasia is defined as “The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering…show more content…
The law should be the same for all people as stated in section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights. So if it is legal for a person to commit suicide, it should also be legal to help someone commit suicide. If a person wants to die the government has no right to force him to live on. Assisted suicide and euthanasia should only be allowed after the person goes through a full mental check by psychiatrists to make sure the person should be of a sound…show more content…
It would be wrong and cruel to force people to live in a state in which they have no dignity and suffer an excessive amount of pain mentally or physically. According to section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights no one should be subjected to cruelty or torture. Not allowing suicide and euthanasia is doing just that. In some case the disease that a patient has is terminal and would always leave him or her tormented by pain. In this case what wrong has the person done to be put through this torture? A person who has a low quality of life and has been through a lot of hardships during his life should not be forced to stay in the cage of life. It would be fair for these people to be freed from the confinement of their horrible life. Assisted suicide and euthanasia should be legalized in Canada. This would permit Canadians to exercise their right to freedom while still being within reasonable limits. It would let patients living in extremely painful conditions relieve the unfathomable hurting. It would allow people who have a low quality of life to rid themselves of their misery. It would permit the hospital funds to be used for others in desperate need. However euthanasia should be done with extreme caution and with lots of safeguards in place to protect the citizens of
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