Argumentative Essay On Euthanasia

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I am writing to you today with both the interests of the public, and my own interests, on the topic of Euthanasia becoming legalized in British Columbia. In a 2013 poll conducted by Life Canada the findings were that in British Columbia 63% of Canadians believed that Assisted Suicide be brought into place, and 55% believed that Euthanasia should take action, although some hesitated because of the numbers of non-consensual Euthanasia deaths in Belgium. Having Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide legalized would not only be able to help the terminally ill and physically disabled decide how they wish for their life to end, but the legalization would also save a lot of time, money, and resources in hospitals and palliative care facilities. Although some laws such as section 241 of the Criminal Code would need to be reviewed, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide could potentially end some people’s suffering, and save money and resources for the province.
My first argument is related to end of life decisions and life support. How is it that your family has the right to make an end of life decision when the subject is unable to, while they are unable to make their own decision when they are fully capable. For example, if someone were to get into an accident or become ill to the point of needing life support, it is the family’s decision on if and when to, “pull the plug” on their family member. This is seen as completely acceptable in the public’s eyes while in reality the patient did not give consent or the decision themselves. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide would allow the patient themselves decide whether or not they wish to die early or at what point they would wish to receive a life ending substance. This would be completely on the ...

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...ed Suicide could potentially free up more space in hospitals and give others the chance to receive better care earlier on in their disease, giving them a chance to recover. The money saved could also be used to fund lifesaving research to one day be able to cure a terminal disease. As shown above, patient morality and end of life care, is a huge part of the course of action when faced with a terminal, or physically disabling disease. Many patients wish not to experience the worst of the disease at all, and Euthanasia and assisted suicide would give them the chance to end their life as they choose, and pain free. It is my hope that you understand my opinion on the topic, and where I stand on the issue. The general public and I hope to see Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide be brought into legislation in British Columbia. Thank you for taking the time to see my standpoint

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