American Suicide Story: Your Right to Die

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American Suicide Story: Your Right to Die Matthew Gregorie Pima Medical Institute American Suicide Story: Your Right to Die The year was 1776, the United States was on the brink of war with England and in an unwavering effort to be free from the tyranny of King George III, America’s fore-fathers drafted forth a Declaration of Independence. Included in this declaration was a line that still resonates in the hearts and minds of free thinking men and women: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal[->0], that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (US, 1776)”. Even during this simpler time, America’s…show more content…
This added stress at the end of one’s life is an unfair thing to make someone endure, simply because they wish something for themselves that others don’t approve of. The fact of the matter is that as America continues to grow in understanding, the legality of assisted suicide should only continue to rise as other states will begin to adopt their own laws on the subject. Yet no matter what the future holds for assisted suicide cases, it is safe to assume the issue will always be shrouded in some kind of controversy. There will always be people who believe that their ideas are the only ones worth having and that they know what is best for you; however, everyone needs to remember that this is the choice that these people have made for themselves with their best interest in mind and by denying people the right to die. By denying people their right to die, you deny their right to the pursuit of happiness, something this country was founded on. That’s why it is crucial that all American men and women have the option of physician assisted suicide regardless of what others believe. References Death with Dignity Act Annual Reports. (1999-2004). Oregon department of health and human services, public health authority. Retrieved from
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