Euthanasia Should Be An Option

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Everybody dies; it’s a natural cycle of life. Some deaths can be good while others are bad, but everyone wants to die a peaceful and painless death. For some of those dying of a terminal illness, a peaceful death isn’t an option. These dying people should get to decide how they want to end their life; it should not get chosen for them. They are the only ones living their life and experiencing their accomplishments and downfalls. To have someone choose how they should die can make their life seem pointless. If they have a decision on the matter of their life, they should get to choose how it ends. For the terminally ill, euthanasia should be an option in the United States.
According to the American Journal of Psychiatry, the terminally ill patients who asked to die suffered from depression. This is treatable through therapy and medication, which makes euthanasia a bad option (O’Steen). This makes euthanasia similar to suicide, to some people. Why should we help them die when we can cure them and make their life better? Euthanasia is not suicide; it is the act of painlessly killing a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease and is not as similar to suicide as some people may think (NHS Choices). For instance, people who are suicidal still have a lot to look forward to. There is hope for the suicidal through medication. Antidepressants can help a suicidal person feel better, and medication often balances their brains. Suicidal people also have family and friends
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