Even with morals put aside, Physician-assisted suicide should be illegal because it will be a huge violation of the oath every doctor must abide by, there would be no real way to distinguish between people who are suffering and the people who are faking or depressed, and it causes a lot of confusion to people with new diseases or new strands of disease that does not have a clear cure. Once physician- assisted suicide (PAS) is legalized, the Oath doctors take would be infringed upon. Allen states “Physician-assisted suicide is viewed as the most controversial types of euthanasia because it violates the Hippocratic Oath” (15). The oath consists of the doctors promising to keep the patients’ health and well-being first and try their best to keep their patients’ lives long and healthy until it is naturally their time to leave the world. (Allen 15).
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Euthanasia should only be used when it benefits the one who dies. It is a widely held belief that an act of euthanasia aims at benefiting the one who dies. It is morally wrong to engage in voluntary acts of euthanasia; it is morally wrong to engage in acts of non-voluntary euthanasia, and; it is never morally right to engage in acts of involuntary euthanasia. In situations where the patient is suffering when do you put the morally wrongs aside and help or get help in freeing yourself or a loved one from pain? Euthanasia is legal in other countries because it is considered assisted suicide, but is considered illegal in the United States for the same reason when it could actually be a tool used regularly by doctors in most hospitals and hospice settings to end life in a way that is deemed painless and dignified.
The second one, is involuntary euthanasia which is made by a relative of the patient because the patient is incapable of doing it itself. Furthermore, there are two different methods of carrying out this ‘mercy killing’, an active and a passive approach. The active procedure is in which lethal substances or external forces are used, the passive technique, is when the patie... ... middle of paper ... ...d eventually lead to lamentable consequences in society. Works Cited • Aguirre, David. Personal Interview.
Many people are fighting against the law. The law against assisted suicide is unjust and should be illuminated. The government should have no say in whether a person’s heart stops beating because of their agony. Euthanasia should be up to the sick individual and the government’s decision to place a law should be withdrawn. But euthanasia has to be done in an ethical manner and humanely.