The Pros and Cons of Assisted Suicide

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The Pros and Cons of Assisted Suicide Linda Daniels HCA322: Health Care Ethics & Medical Law (BGE1234A) Instructor: Kymberly Lum September 24, 2012 The Pros and Cons of Assisted Suicide Assisted Suicide is a widely devised topic among the medical field and on a personal level. In this paper we will discuss the options for assisted suicide, the United State states that do approve of it and some of the states that do not approve of assisted suicide. I personally approve of assisted suicide and I will go over the reasons I do approve of it. This is such a diverse subject and we all have our own opinion on assisted suicide and who is to say who is right and who is wrong but let’s get started on this diverse subject and see where you stand. There are three states in the United States that approve assisted suicide they are the following states Washington, Oregon, and Montana. If a physician helps assist’s a person with suicide that lives within these three states they will not face legal actions because it is not a crime. In the case of the other states in the United States if a physician helps a person commit suicide they are subject to be charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder. My personal opinion on this subject is if one state approves it why can’t the other states in the United States approve it? I have a friend that is thermally ill with stage 4 Renal Cancer. Every day she is in horrible pain and sick, she takes so much pain medication it is hard to function. When I last visited her last week she had lost 40 pounds and is nothing but skin and bones but her spirits was really good, she has come to face the fact that what will happen is supposed to happen to her and she just takes one day at a time. This is my best friend of thirty two years and it just breaks my heart to see her in this condition. Renal Cancer is

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