Assisted Suicide Thesis

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Luis Moco
Tracey Turner
English III Period 3
14 March 2016
Assisted Suicide
Today's society is now introduced to one of the most controversial issues; assisted suicide. Just like in other controversial arguments, there are many people that feel that it is wrong for people to ask their healthcare provider to end one's life; while others feel that if the person is terminally ill and has given their will to die, that they can be assisted in suicide. Though both sides are reasonable many people believe that people should not take part in helping someone take their own life, assisted suicide should be legal because, it plays a factor of conquering one’s feelings, gives an option to those whom are terminally ill or in immense pain, and every human …show more content…

People die each and everyday. Some are by sickness, murder, or self induced. Death is a topic in which the person and his/her family pay an emotional toll for. Legalizing euthanization will induce people to come to terms with how they feel. An estimated 30,000 Americans die each year by suicide(“Bullying and Cyberbullying become a national concern”). This will cause people to talk to one another about their feelings about this strong subject will either end with them coming to an agreement and understanding, or talked out of this life altering choice.
Moving forward, people should be able to be put out of their misery of their terminal illness. This is something that without a doubt will tear a person to shreds. This type of news, “can trigger feelings of depression, in both patient and loved one. These feelings can be severe or mild and can often be just one of the stages that a person goes through when learning of catastrophic news” (Terminal Illness). Some terminal illnesses this time is also very stressful with decisions that one can make. Although depending on what the patient has, the illness can be brutal and …show more content…

Charlotte Brontë in her novel Jane Eyre states, “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”(Bronte, Jane Eyre) In other words this is stating that people have moral rights. They have the right and the ability to be who they want and do what they want, including taking their own life. In life you only really are able to control 20 percent of it. The thing is, we as humans should control 100 percent of that 20. With that we should be able to control if we should die our

In this essay, the author

  • Argues that assisted suicide should be legal because it plays a factor of conquering one's feelings, gives an option to those who are terminally ill or in immense pain, and every human should have the right for their own life.
  • Explains that euthanasia is to end a life to relieve intractable (persistent, unstoppable) suffering.
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