Argumentative Essays On Euthanasia

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Argument Writing-PAS By:Avina Elangovan Life expectancy for humans all around the world is increasing. This is attributed to healthy lifestyle and advancement in medical care. We now have technology to prolong life for several years even if the person remains in a vegetative state. This in several circumstances has caused unnecessary suffering before the end of people 's lives. Research has shown that 70% of people prefer to end their life without pain and suffering if they face the diagnosis of a terminal illness. That was shown in a recent survey the Euthanasia Society put out to see who was for or against euthanasia. Euthanasia is derived from the Greek word “good death.” It refers to death of patients by themselves or with assistance. Voluntary euthanasia is where death occurs with the consent of the patient. If the patient is too disabled to end his/her life on their own, then death is achieved with help and if the help is provided by a physician, then it is referred to as physician assisted suicide(PAS). Dr.Jack Kevorkian brought PAS to the national spotlight when he was sentenced to prison for injecting medication to end the life of a terminally ill patient. There are claims that he might have assisted with the deaths of approximately 130 patients close to their end of their lives. However there are several hindrances for PAS to follow through on that, including legal and religious roadblocks. Even with those in mind, terminally ill patients have the right to die
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