Persuasive Essay Against Euthanasia

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If there was a patient under a Doctor’s care that was suffering and stated that they no longer wished to remain living, would it be morally just to help them end their life? Many people have different views on whether or not Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide should be legal. However, there is greater reason for it to be legal because everyone should have a right to decide what they want to do with their own body, especially if it helps them achieve peace to a never-ending suffering. Although many factors affect the situation, including costs, family, and legality, there is still a morality issue. What would be the difference between murder and helping someone end their lives? The key difference is that there is an end to a terrible amount of…show more content…
There are many cases where this can be a tricky situation, but it all depends on the case. For example, if there is an adult who is terminally ill and fighting for breath each day and wishes to end their life, who are we to act upon selfish desires to force them to live. The quality of life is the most important factor when considering these options. One more day of suffering is unethical to the patient even if their friends and family want them to stay. The selfishness arises from wanting that person in their lives despite the fact that they are feeling horrible. At the end of the day, each person should be respected along with their pleas to be freed from the inevitable pain. There is also dignity that can be given to the patient when they decide to die on their own terms. For instance, there can be a cancer patient who is has advanced cancer and they have the option to take treatments like chemotherapy which will most likely leave them bald and skinny or they can refuse treatment and enjoy the remaining time they have left with dignity. The decision always lies with the patient and that’s why it’s important to treat each patient with the same respect when deciding what option to choose regardless of what case they are

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