Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

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“ To insist on artificially maintaining existence without regard for its condition is a degradation of the meaning of life, not a promotion of it (Cockeram 33) .” Many adults perceive euthanasia as a murderous act that involves cruel and unusual pain; when in fact, it is usually a method that helps the individual reach their demise in a less miserable manor. Immigrants to the United States are inclined to become a citizen, not for the beautiful geography, but because the U.S. is one of the few countries that gives everyone freedom established in the Bill of Rights that does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. So then why is it as a United States citizen one does not have the right to choose when they would like to end their life if they suffer from a terminal illness, and that freedom of choice is not defined anywhere in the Constitution? The greater number of the United States population that defends euthanasia and believes it should be legalized view it as a merciful way to end the misery a loved one or himself could be facing in the hospital as the doctors prolong the inevitable, and in turn put the individual and their family through more pain than necessary. As a result of this social issue there are many court cases, and counts of media attention that involve family members ending the life of their terminally ill loved one. Euthanasia is an occurrence in the United States that is deemed illegal, but should be legalized and viewed, by adults, as a humane alternative which applies their freedom of choice.

Euthanasia is a controversial subject that not many people hear about often, or know much about because it is illegal in all fifty states.Euthanasia is much like abortion in that it...

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...ple should feel a sense of urgency to want to assist all of those suffering everyday in a hospital, as the financial burden increases for the family, with an illness they will never be able to cure, or in a persistent vegetative state. There is no need to look overseas to assist them when there is so many suffering and in pain daily in our own backyard. Euthanasia is NOT humans playing God. Euthanasia is NOT cruel and unusual punishment. Euthanasia is NOT a degradation of life. Euthanasia IS a merciful alternative for the terminally ill, a painless way to die, and United States citizens taking control of how they want to die in a given situation instead of being denied the right to choose what they want. The United States government needs to go back to the saying that we, as citizens, value so much and once again be THE LAND OF THE FREE and the home of the brave.
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