Physician Assisted Suicide Arguments

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In the defense of Physician Assisted Suicide, a wide publicly talked about topic, it should be a choice every terminally ill patient receives. Physician Assisted suicide is when a patient is terminally ill and has no chances of recovering. The patient themselves can make the decision, with the help from their physician, to get lethally injected and end their life reducing and ending the pain. In America each state has a little over 3,000 patients that are terminally ill contact an advocacy group known as the Compassion and Choices to try to reduce end-of- life suffering and perhaps hasten their death. Physician Assisted Suicide shouldn’t be looked at as suicide, but as ending the pain and suffering from an individual whose life is going to be taken away anyway. In the United States there are six states that have their own modifications on allowing Physician Assisted Suicide. Oregon became the first state to legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill, mentally competent adults in 1994, followed by Washington and Vermont. California was then the fifth state to sign the “Right to Die” bill legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide. Many…show more content…
In a most recent research Poll done by Andrew Dugan in May of 2015, 81% of individuals from the ages 18-34 believed that Physician Assisted suicide should be allowed. 65% of individuals from the ages 35-54 believe that it should also be allowed and 61% of individuals ages 55 and up believe that it should be. It is believed that conservatives are against Physician Assisted Suicide because they believe it is “immoral and unethical to deliberately end the life of a terminally ill person”. In different, liberals see is as the opposite. They see it as, a terminally ill patient should have the choice to end the pain and suffering. Liberals think that the government should not have the power to take this choice away from someone who is
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