Assisted Suicide Thesis

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thesis The subject of both assisted suicide and euthanasia is very hypersensitive due to it relying so fondly on people's beliefs and moral values. So the question dating way back to ancient Greek and Roman times, is should Euthanasia/Assisted suicide be legal? Yes, assisted suicide/euthanasia should be legal. Because people should have the right to die if that's what they so choose, No one should have to be forced to live with constant pain or on the verge of death, and finally if your death is certain then the machines keeping you alive should be going to someone who still has a chance. McCuen made this statement on the subject. "Assisted suicide places the individual in control of his or her future, allowing the individual to decide …show more content…

Well according to this quote from R.G. Frey "Especially with regard to taking life, slippery slope arguments have long been a feature of the ethical landscape, used to question the moral permissibility of all kinds of acts... The situation is not unlike that of a doomsday cult that predicts time and again the end of the world, only for followers to discover the next day that things are pretty much as they were...We need the evidence that shows that horrible slope consequences are likely to occur. The mere possibility that such consequences might occur, as noted earlier, does not constitute such evidence." (R.G. Frey The Fear of a Slippery Slope," Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: For and Against). There is also a risk that comes with euthanasia though. According to Nordqvist, Christian "there is a risk patients may feel they are a burden on resources and are psychologically pressured into consenting. They may feel that the burden - financially, emotionally, mentally - on their family is overwhelming. Even if the costs of treatment are provided by the state, there is a risk hospital personnel may have an economic incentive to encourage euthanasia consent."(Nordqvist, Christian. "Palliative Care / Hospice Care Pain / Anesthetics Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide) In euthanasia you can't just look at it from an emotional stance, you have to take the patient's physical status into thinking. …show more content…

the appeal to self determination is often made simply, straight forwardly, and, i think, powerfully. "Its my life, and iv been making desions about it for as long as I can remember. Why shouldnt I be the one to set the terms in which I leave it? And still more, who are you, or who is the larger community, to impose your will on these matters, or, on mine? (Bender, David. Euthanasia Opposing Viewpoints)This supports the argument because the right to die at your own will should be a basic human right and a desion that someone else should not be a able to make for you But The laws against euthanasia are not in place to make people suffer. ''Laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are in place to prevent abuse and to protect people from unscrupulous doctors and others. They are not, and never have been, intended to make anyone suffer"("Top 10 Pros and Cons Should euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide be legal?" ProCon.org. ) Another reason against Euthanasia is "the patient might recover against all odds. The diagnosis might be wrong." (Nordqvist, Christian. "Palliative Care / Hospice Care Pain / Anesthetics Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.") The right to die should be a right that we all

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