Pro Assisted Suicide Persuasive Essay

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The price to pay for assisted suicide costs a lot more than just money. Some of the elderly or sick people believe that they would become a financial burden to their friends and loved ones. In fact, in one of the states where assisted suicide is allowed, a poll was taken. The poll revealed that 66% of citizens would only consider assisted suicide because of being a financial burden on their loved ones. One person even says “If I had terminal cancer, I had a few weeks to live, I was in tremendous amount of pain - if they just effectively wanted to turn off the switch and legalize that by legalizing euthanasia, I'd want that” (Key). Many would say that those reason a lone are enough to make them support Assisted Suicide. What they are not thinking about though is the cost it has on their family and friends. Family’s get torn apart through things like car crashes, fires, and other disasters that accidently take the life’s of the ones they love, imagine if they knew that it was there family members choice to die. They would be devastated. Especially if they thought it was because of being a financial burden. When society supports Assisted Suicide, society says that a life is only worth so much. But what do they say it is worth? Only $75-$100. So, you decide if your grandparents or even parents are just worth that $100 to you.…show more content…
What some people think though is that if we set regulations on the doctors, then the Assisted Suicides will be kept to only those who wish for it, but what if the doctors think a patient is better off dead than alive? What if the physician thinks that the patient is not worth saving or keeping alive? One person says “Of all the arguments against voluntary euthanasia, the most influential is the 'slippery slope': once we allow doctors to kill patients, we will not be able to limit the killing to those who want to die”

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