Assisted Suicide Argument Against Euthanasia

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Currently in the United States only five out of the fifty states have legalized assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is the help from a physician for a patient to end their life because they have a terminal illness. Many people believe that euthanasia should be illegal across the board, however, people who have terminal illnesses should have a right to be in charge of how to end their life. Many people do not want their family to see them at their lowest, and they do not want to see their selves at their lowest either, therefore, giving a person a right to end their life peacefully, should be an individual’s choice. When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness it is devastating going through the long and grueling process of death, for the family and the patient both. The government should not be there telling the citizens how to end their life. Many people on their death bed would rather have their loved ones see them strong and still able to do everyday things, instead of them slowly dying in a hospital…show more content…
A woman named Brittany Maynard chose to end her life after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In the article, My right to death with dignity at 29 Brittany Maynard explains (2014), “I am not suicidal. If I were, I would have consumed that medication long ago. I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms” (p. 1). If given the choice, a person should be able to decide how they die. People do not enjoy seeing themselves become weak and helpless; no one should get to tell them how they die. People who are against euthanasia believe that it goes against all medical ethics and should not be legal anywhere, however, a doctors job is to help and provide care to patients. If they need help in having a simple peaceful death before they get so sick they are a completely different person, they should be given that
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