Argumentative Essay On Physician Assisted Suicide

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Physicians Assisted Suicide
An Argumentative Essay
Physicians Assisted suicide is a topic many people are not fully informed about. Physician assisted suicide, or PAS for short is when a physician can legally prescribe medicine for a patient to take in order to medically kill themselves. I believe that PAS should be talked more about in order for more people to understand how bad or grave it can be to a family and to our world.
PAS falls underneath the umbrella of euthanasia. ? “Michael Manning, MD, in his 1998 book Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Killing or Caring?, traced the history of the word euthanasia: ‘The term euthanasia...originally meant only 'good death, ' but in modern society it has come to mean a death free of any
They should have a right to their body and die with dignity if they choose. While I do agree that every person should have dignity. The right to death is not really a human right at all. Washington v. Glucksberg in the US Supreme Court Majority Opinion on June 26, 1997:
"The history of the law 's treatment of assisted suicide in this country has been and continues to be one of the rejection of nearly all efforts to permit it. That being the case, our decisions lead us to conclude that the asserted 'right ' to assistance in committing suicide is not a fundamental liberty interest protected by the Due Process Clause."
This just further supports by belief that all of the arguments saying that the need or the right for assistance with death is not and never was a right at
So let’s say this terminally ill patent is already in a vulnerable position whether it is because of family pressures, and/or mental stress from it all. They could also have a medically trained professional swaying them to take their life as well. Physicians are looked up too which makes this scenario seem as though it could happen so easily. Rita Marker, Executive Director, and Kathi Hamlon, Policy Analyst, say that:
"Activists often claim that laws against euthanasia and assisted suicide are government mandated suffering. But this claim would be similar to saying that laws against selling contaminated food are government mandated starvation. 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."
This claim says that the law does not have much to do with suffering and that the law was never and will never be set to make us suffer. If we allow PAS to be legal this is blur the lines of what ethics are. This will make it easier for other forms of euthanasia and mercy killing to be legal. Edmund D. Pelligrino, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics, says

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