Euthanasia: The Right Choice Essay

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Euthanasia: The Right Choice
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Dr. Kevorkian is a physician in Michigan. He is a well-known physician, although to some, he is known for the wrong reasons. He is known to most for assisting in the suicide of those who ask for help in their deaths. He has assisted in the suicide of over 140 people. This essay will discuss the financial benefits of allowing physician assisted suicide and euthanasia, doctors’ opinions on euthanasia, the consequences of Dr. Kevorkian’s actions, and why assisted suicide is the right choice for terminally ill people. Euthanasia is the patients’ choice and should be made legal in the United States and Dr. Kevorkian should not be sent to prison.

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The reality is people do suffer, people are in pain, doctors cannot always fix a problem; they can only do their best.

Many would do anything to keep their loved one alive for just one more day. However, sometimes one needs to realize they cannot put their friend, lover, parent, or sibling through so much suffering and pain. What Dr. Kevorkian does is helps the patient die before they become so miserable, they remember their life as hell. Do you want to be the person responsible for making live against their will? Homicide is defined as “the killing of one person by another”; yes Dr. Kevorkian administered the lethal drugs into some of his patients, but did they not ask for it? Dr. Kevorkian has never killed anyone without their consent. He should not be put in prison for any amount of time for doing something he was asked to do, with written proof that the PAS was wanted.

Kevorkian was sentenced to prison in 1998 for the death of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease, Tom Youk. Although Dr. Kevorkian had the victims consent, he was sentenced to 20-25 years in prison for murder. Dr. Kevorkian made an appeal in 2001 stating; “Mercy killing is constitutional.” However, Kevorkian remains in jail today because the Michigan court of appeals does not agree with his statement. During his trial, Kevorkian asked the judge if he could call Youk’s wife and brother to confirm the suffering Youk
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