Pro Euthanasia Research Paper

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Tiffany Vo Mr. Kegley Health Science Technology, 4th period 22-September-2015 Everywhere in the world, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide has been a controversial topic that everyone has been debating whether to legalize or keep it illegal. Religious values and cultural beliefs are the main factors behind why people support or oppose Euthanasia. There has been a major increase in people supporting euthanasia, including patients with incurable disease and their family. Many people reject the idea of euthanasia because of their religion and beliefs. Christians and Catholics are the dominating religion that opposes euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. They claim that god was the one that created the human body, and only he can take…show more content…
She knew that this disease would take over her body soon. She also knew that she couldn’t handle all the pain that this aggressive type of cancer will bring upon her. So she moved from California all to the way to Oregon to participate in the Death with Dignity act because in the United States, only a few states allowed euthanasia and Oregon was the closest state to her. Why does anyone have to go through so much trouble just to have a peaceful and easy death? A few months before taking the medication to end her disease, Brittany decided to partner up with Compassion & Choices to raise awareness of how physician-assisted suicide had help her and want to help others in the same situation as well. She stated that it had really eased her mind to know that she had the power end the pain whenever she had to, “I can’t even tell you the amount of relief it provides me to know that I don’t have to die the way it’s been described to me that my brain tumor would take me on its own.” After her story had been published, pro-life and religious groups strongly disagreed with her decision, and some even wrote her letters to change her mind (Culp-Ressler). After Brittany Maynard had passed away, Janet Morana, the executive director of Priests for Life, said, “We are saddened by the fact that this young women gave up hope, and how our concern is for other people with terminal illnesses who may contemplate following her example.” Before her death, Britany’s health was severely deteriorating. According to Compassion & Choices, she was experiencing frequent seizures, major head and neck pain, and stroke-like symptoms. Based on other patients that share the same disease as her, it would only get worse by losing the ability to do the basic things in life like talking, eating, and going to the restroom

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