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Deonna Miller Essay

698 words - 3 pages

There are many people within the United States and otherwise, suffering due to a physical or mental ailment that can't be cured by the means we've discovered. One of the very few known cures, despite the tragedy and surreality of the notion, is suicide. But as it has been brought to light to many people of all types of religion and race, sometimes not even that demise that is thought to be so common and horrible can be attained.
Doctor assisted suicide is a solution that has been considered both taboo and unorthadox since it was first introduced to the medical world around the 1800's. The main patient group drawn to the event were those with terminal illness, mental instabilities that threatened the lives of themselves and others, and those with handicaps that in turn made life burdenous.
Those who oppose doctor assisted suicide might argue that the method is inhumane, and that if those who wanted it truly wanted it they would do it themselves. The problem with this, is that ...view middle of the document...

There are many instances where the family as well as the patient have explicitly requested help, but have been refused due to laws excersized here in the US, and multiple other regions. The ones accepting of the Euthanasia epidemic are often those who are supportive of everyones free will.
With Euthanasia, the practice is more planned, and guaranteed to be easier on the patient and their family, as the event is planned, scheduled, and gives each party member enough time to say their goodbyes, as well as gives them the choice to die at their own consent. The final part is very important to a varied group of individuals, and also falls into the free will slot, being as though giving them full control of the way they die is effective and gives the patients a sense of security.
Euthanasia happens with the full and explicit consent of the patient, family, and doctor, and happens in a way the family and patient can feel okay about, which means the event is infinitely humane, and easy on everyone involved. People wishing to keep the process illegal might pose arguements about how doctors could be considered too powerful with this kind of ability, but doctors of the older age that were members of the euthanasia process were never overtaken by power.
Another of the benefits is that if the patient so chooses, their organs can be used for donation, helping to save another life even if one had to be lost. This process is also a strong way to inflict hope on those related to the patient, even if it seemed like all was lost.
Doctor assisted suicide is a safe, humane practice, yet it is still considered taboo, and therefore illegal until given enough votes to change, due to its connection to an 'indignant' form of death and the religious uproars it ignites within those who disagree. While some may not agree with the practice, I am fully supportive of the event, due to the freedom of will it allows patients, the mercy it allows, and the fact that with it, there could be many miserable people uplifted and enlightened.

Works Cited

http://euthanasia.procon.org/
http://www.balancedpolitics.org/assisted_suicide.htm
http://scu.edu/ethics/publications/iie/v1n1/suicide.html

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