Suicide Vs Euthanasia

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What is the right to die, euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide? Is there a difference? Should a person just die or to be left to suffer and die? Is there a difference? There is no difference because whether it’s a merciful death, assisted death, natural or artificial death, the patient will eventually die. Shouldn’t there be solutions to end the sufferings of those individuals who suffer? The Improvements in medical technologies enable individuals to delay the inevitable fate of death, however, painfully. But there are patients within the United States who technology cannot delay their fate of death, such patients, terminally patients. Death with dignity has been one of the few solutions that the U.S. has for its fatally ill patients,…show more content…
In the U.S., Oregon was the first state to pass the Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) in 1994, and became effective on October 27, 1997 because of disapproval views. After the signing of the Act, assemblages such as churches, some medical- associations and nursing homes strongly opposed the act. According to these groups, the act goes against all religious beliefs and medical ethics. However, seventy percent of Americans supports the idea that terminally-ill patients can choose to end their lives from the Gallup Poll in May 2013 (Saad). The Act is also legal in Montana, New Mexico, Vermont, and Washington DC, and states including New York, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Jersey are considering making the act legal. Cases like Karen Ann Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, Estelle Browning, and Terri Schiavo in the 70s and the 90s, had a great impact on the usefulness of the concept of death with dignity. For instance, according to The Right to Die article, these cases made it possible for the “common use of living wills and advance directives, legal documents that allow people to clearly state their end-of-life care wishes while they are still healthy and able to do so.” These cases are the framework of the death with dignity act, and they showed that fatally-ill individuals would want to determine their own fate while they still…show more content…
No human should have the right to play God in the lives of others and in their own life. Biblically, it is written that the Lord Jesus Christ is the giver and taker of life. And in his scriptures, he said “see now that I, I am He. And there is no god besides Me; it is I who put to death and give life I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand” ( Deuteronomy 32:39). For some critics, this scripture shows that no humans should play God, whether you’re a high-profile individual or a low-class individual. Because there is already a spirit who have no superior, no equal, the dispenser of prosperity and adversity, and the arbiter of life and death. Death with dignity isn’t a solution for terminally-ill patients for some critics, because no one has the ultimate power to pass judgement, but God. Which makes prayer the ultimate solution for any terminal disease. Through prayers, anyone can reach God, and ask for anything including recovering from an “incurable disease” and their prayers will be

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