Euthanasi An Incurable Form Of Cancer Essay

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Background and Thesis Throughout the history of the United States, we have seen certain rights once withheld from specific groups of people given to them through law. Women’s rights, civil rights, mentally-ill rights, and gay rights have been spotlighted in the political agenda. When legislation was passed providing rights to these groups of people, each topic was extremely controversial. However, looking back today on all of these decisions makes it clear that the United States had come to the right conclusion benefiting our society and making our country a better place. One of the up and coming policies in the political spotlight is the right to euthanasia. Euthanasia is “the act of causing death painlessly, so as to end suffering” (“Euthanasia”). Fully healthy people take for granted their autonomy, privacy, and dignity provided by full functioning bodies. Some people, however, are not so lucky. Chantal Sebire is one of those unlucky people, suffering from esthesioneuroblastoma, an incurable form of cancer that has causes her a consistent overload of pain and has taken three of her senses: sight, smell and taste (Schpoliansky). Schpoliansky goes onto explain Sebire went to court to request a physician help her in the ending of her life. Her request was denied as it went against medical ethics and French law. Those who agree with the outcome of the case often see euthanasia as straight up murder. They do not see euthanasia as a way to end one’s life with dignity and

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