Persuasive Essay On Euthanasia

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Should terminally ill Americans have the freedom to choose from a full range of end-of-life options, including how they die. Debates go back and forth about whether a dying patient has the right to die with the assistance of a physician. As of February 20, 2017, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have Death with Dignity statutes. Despite, society's customarily knee jerk reaction at the mention of death with dignity, the law does not stat that anyone can go to see a physician and make a final decision right then, steps and processes are followed. A terminally ill patient must undergo psychological, physical, and continuous medical treatment, truly exhausted all possible ways of curing the illness before proceeding with the choice of euthanasia. The meaning of the word euthanasia, is seen in two different lights. Euthanasia for some carries a negative connotation; it is the same as homicide. For others, euthanasia is the act of putting someone to death painlessly, or allowing a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or condition to die by withholding extreme medical measures. The division on this subject is extensive and…show more content…
This claim is by countered Judge Stephen Reinhardt which he ruled on this issue by saying that “a competent, terminally-ill adult, having lived nearly the full measure of his life, has a strong liberty interest in choosing a dignified and humane death rather than being reduced at the end of his existence to a childlike state of helplessness, diapered, sedated, incompetent” This ruling is the strongest defense for the right to assisted suicide. It is an inherent right. No man or woman should ever suffer because he or she is denied the right. The terminally ill also have rights like normal, healthy citizens do and they cannot be denied the right not to

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