Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide

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Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Imagine you are sitting in a courtroom. A member from congress approaches the podium and clears his throat. He announces that congress is passing a new law that states that every single citizens life now belongs to the government. This would take away our basic human right, the property of our very own life. This would never happen right? You are wrong. This is happening in court rooms around the United States and the world today. The government is acting like they own other people 's lives. Euthanasia is when a physician administers a lethal injection to a terminally ill patient. Assisted suicide is when a terminally ill patient takes physician provided medication to help the patient commit suicide (Euthanasia 1). These are illegal in several states throughout the United States. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide should be legal In every state of our nation.
Would you ever say that your life belongs to another person? Your life belongs to you and only you. Therefore, if everyone owns their life, why is it okay for the government to try and own these suffering patients lives? “Every human being has a right to life and a right to die.” (“Should Assisted Suicide….”). It is not up to other people or the government what
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Denying people of being in control of their life violates our basic rights as humans. In a court case in Canada, the supreme court declared that “the criminal law measures prohibiting the provision of assistance in dying unconstitutional.” (Palmer 191). Canada is a large country and they believed that the blanket ban they had violated the rights people are guaranteed in their constitution. They are right. Their constitution, as well as the united state’s constitution, guarantees the right of liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Forcing someone to live when they are in pain and unhappy violates the promise made over 100 hundred years

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