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That is how the last few months of Cristy Grayson's life was spent. Now ask yourself, what would you do if you were in this situation? Would you want to spend the last few months of your life unhappy and in pain, or die peacefully? For some, euthanasia is not an option, but for others it is a way to end their suffering and have a peaceful death. Although some view euthanasia to be morally wrong, voluntary euthanasia should be legalized in the United States to end the suffering of others, help patients who have the ability to live a longer life, and decrease the cost of health care.
Euthanasia is legal in Washington only (Clarence H. Braddock, 2009). The thought of helping a patient who is suffering and they want to kill him or she is a very controversial topic as whether or not it is ethical for a doctor to end a person’s life. People who are against physician-assisted suicide feel that it is insulting God as well as murder. Others feel that it is a matter of choice. I feel very strongly that it is a matter of choice.
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Though some states such as Oregon, Washington, and Vermont, allow euthanasia. This is by the Death with Dignity Act; whereas some individuals can ask for rapid death if they are terminally ill. Now this Act has eliminated every other factor that was interfering in the “Right to Euthanasia” decision, religion still stays as a factor. Individuals should have the right to euthanasia (and assisted suicide); one’s religious belief should not hold back their decision, and have them suffer until natural death. Euthanasia is not a painful way of dying, there are types that are just like taking life support off or giving poison, that can kill soothingly. It is a quick and peaceful way to die during a terminally illness situation.
Forcing people to suffer is immoral (Kim 171). No person that is terminally ill should want to suffer or allow their family members to watch them suffer. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ainlessly than suffer. Physician-assisted suicide is a justifiable "self deliverance" because it helps those in pain avoid dying miserably. Works Cited Hawkins, Gail N., ed.
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