Argumentative Essay On Euthanasia

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Euthanasia A young professor, only in his 30s, diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukemia and given a twenty-five percent chance of survival with medical attention. He was told his life would be over in a few short months. Immediately his desperate request was suicide, in fear of the disease and treatment side effects. After the doctor talked to the young professor about the “side effects” of suicide, separation from his family and destruction of his body, his depression lessened. His decision to take medical treatment provided him with the opportunity to grow closer to his wife and parents. His final two days consisted of explaining that he would have missed the loving parting if he chose suicide in the beginning (Hendin, 1994). Sadly, the professor has not the only one who will make the choice between life or death when given their fate. Within thirteen years, 525 people had committed suicide with a doctor 's assistance, this being reported under the Death with Dignity Act in 2011(Alters, 2013). However, these findings have not caused any fluctuation in the legalizing of Euthanasia. This form of death is still illegal in all but three states in the United States. For this argument, euthanasia will be used to include assisted suicide. Euthanasia should not be legal because it grasps one’s life before the natural occurrence of death takes place. Historical/Background Information on Euthanasia Beginning eighty-three years ago, England started the movement for Euthanasia. This

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