A Brief Note On Physician Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia

1142 WordsNov 28, 20165 Pages
Before I start, I want you all to know that this speech is meant to challenge your beliefs and show there are always two sides of the story. Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) is a very touchy subject; some people are passionately for it and some people are passionately against. Everyone has their own personal views or personal opinions but this is one of the situations where you would not know what you would do unless you were in that particular-situation. Some people choose to die with dignity and would like to control how, where, or when they die. Some people would choose to avoid excruciating pain and not to have their loved ones see them suffer. Some people would choose to speed up the inevitable, avoid outrageous medical bills, and choose physician assisted suicide to die peacefully. Just imagine, you are a 44-year-old married man with 2 young children and you were diagnosed with ALS and that your diagnosis is terminal. You were told that you would lose all muscle function, never will be able to hold your kids or your loving wife again, or enjoy life with your loved ones. You will first lose the use of your legs; you will not be able to walk anymore and you will have to use a wheelchair to move around. Next you will lose the use of your arms and no longer able to feed or dress yourself. You will experience vocal cord spasms and eventually lose your voice, you would no longer be able to tell your kids, “I love you”. You will lose your bowel function and must
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