Assisted Suicide Argumentative Essay

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“51% of Americans support assisted suicide when the process is described as doctors helping a patient "commit suicide" while 70% of Americans supported assisted suicide when it was described as allowing doctors to ‘end the patient's life by some painless means.’” Euthanasia is simply doctors ending a patient’s life by painless means and nothing more. However, in some opinions, these patients should not be given the option of assisted suicide because they feel that the patients still have a chance to live a good life, and for some, this may be the case. However, for the majority of people diagnosed with terminal illnesses, their is no positive prognosis or outlook for them, and they are going to suffer until they pass naturally. Terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their life via assisted suicide after they completely understand what euthanasia entails and …show more content…

The treatment is a choice for the patients and doctors to make together, not a choice for only the patient, only the physician, or only the family members of the patient. “Opponents of the law say that hastening death is morally wrong, that the law puts all kinds of patients at risk of loved ones’ coercing them to end their lives,” but it is not our choice, it is theirs. Maybe they don’t want to live with this illness and go through the treatment no matter what others think about it. If they refuse euthanasia, they will not receive euthanasia. It is simply an option for them to have. Opponents of the law also say that “People shouldn’t give up or shouldn’t be treated like they don't matter and their life doesn’t matter anymore.” However, their life does matter, and it is up to them if they want to end it or not. They are not being forced to receive euthanasia. Patients with terminal illnesses can talk to their physicians and choose whether or not they want to receive euthanasia, and whether or not it is the best option for them based on their current

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