Argumentative Essay On Suicide

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“Don’t judge my choices without understanding my reasons”(iliketoquote). Brittany Maynard was a twenty-nine year old teacher who was diagnosed with stage four cancer and only had months to live. Knowing this, she decides to end her life surrounding herself by close friends and family; which she was denied. This made her look for a way to be able to do so, and not be considered suicide. Brittany Maynard was a rebel, because she fought public opinion for the right to choose her death. Brittany became a rebel the moment her vision was to expand the access to death with dignity to California and other states in the country. Her goal was to give control to all terminally ill patients at the end of their lives, a choice she was denied in her home state. Therefore, she moved to Oregon to take advantage of the Death with Dignity Act. This law gives patients the option to take life-ending medication if their dying process became unbearably painful, so they can pass away gently and peacefully at home in the arms of their love ones. “ My cancer is going to kill me, and it’s a terrible, terrible way to die. So to be able to die with my family with me, to have control of my own mind, which I would stand to lose-to dignity is less terrifying. When I look into both options. I…show more content…
She made a difference in other people’s lives that are going to the same feelings she was. Her actions opened doors for many people, despite their beliefs. “Supporters of assisted suicide often cite pain as a primary reason why people should have the legal right to die”(Wilson). People with incurable and painful diseases should be able to end their suffering in states where it’s legal to do so. No one else has stake in the decision to die with dignity. With Brittany Maynard 's death, Washington, California, and various states to come will allow people to choose their death date. This will be a reminder of her death to keep helping
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