Oct 11 2017
Purpose: To effectively get across my reasoning as to why euthanasia should be legal in a clear, concise manner.
Topic: Why Euthanasia should be legal
Audience: Primarily adults that oppose medically assisted death
Tone: Compassionate, confident
Taking flight on our own
Alan Cockeram, a doctor in the province of New Brunswick once said, “To insist on artificially maintaining existence without regard for its condition, is a degradation of the meaning of life, not a promotion of it”. Many people share the opinion that medically assisted death is a cruel and agonizing pain; however, what they fail to realize is that it is actually a method that helps someone reach their end in a less painful and miserable manner. Euthanasia does much more good than others believe, and should be legal as it prevents someone from facing the potential horrible alternatives; it does no harm to others, and because us as people have the right to die.
For starters, euthanasia should be legal as it prevents one from facing horrible alternatives. A British man named Tony Nickilson had his bid to die rejected two times, once in 2010 and 2012. He is a sufferer of a syndrome known as “locked in” syndrome where Tony is incapable of moving a single muscle within his body—a condition he describes as “a living nightmare”— since he was unable to find anyone to carry out the deed for him, he was faced with one option that he decided to take: starving himself to death. After a week without food, he died in “indignity and misery” from pneumonia. Clearly, Tony was a prisoner of himself, the samesimile as being locked inside your own home without any doors or windows that provide an escape. He was forced to meet his end in a state of even more suffering and agony that could have easily been avoided with the legalization of euthanasia.