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Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal

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The Suicide Debate
Does a suffering person have the right to end their own life? That is the main debate behind assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is a very secretive, but surprisingly available option for people who are suffering. The documentary The Suicide Plan is largely presented from the point of view of the people who believe assisted suicide should be legal. The documentary takes us inside the hidden world of assisted suicide, as seen through the eyes of the people considering it. Assisted suicide is only legal for terminally ill patients in the states Oregon and Washington. Individuals in other states who consider assisted suicide are generally suffering terminally ill patients who want the same equal opportunity. There are many organizations that people can reach out to for information about the requirements, the step-by-step process, and what to expect. The organizations have very specific guidelines for their client and patients have to understand that they will be killing themselves. Organizations are not physically involved in the suicide, they do not provide any drugs or materials, and very carefully confirm the individual’s understanding. The organizations help people decide if suicide is the right option for them and are there through out the whole process to support the individual and their families.
One of the many issues for debate is whether these organizations are aiding the suicides. But the laws banning assisted suicide are so vague that “assisting”
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