Physician Assisted Suicide is a very heated topic in the United State of America because of the affects it could have on the people of the United States. A few select states, Vermont, Montana, Oregon, and Washington within the United State have taken a stand for or against Physician Assisted Suicide but there has been no national legislation of Physician Assisted Suicide. A consistent stance on Physician Assisted Suicide should be taken across the United States. Physician Assisted Suicide is suicide, the death of a patient facilitated by a physician where lethal drugs are administered. In four states in the United States and many countries around the world the right to die act has been expressed in the legislation put in place.
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“Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago” (Ezekiel Emanuel). This quote speaks for itself. Death by assistance, suicide, and euthanasia have been controversial since their beginning and they will continue to be controversial. Americans throughout all states disagree as to whether euthanasia should be legal throughout the country. For many reasons, doctors, patients, citizens, and governments throughout the world have kept euthanasia from being widely legalized.
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