Persuasive Essay Against Euthanasia

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A U.S Marine Corps veteran of Iraq is living the American dream. He is married and has a little boy along with a job he loves. In an instant his life has changed. It is when he finds out he has cancer. The neurosurgeon tells him that there is nothing they can do. At that moment, euthanasia is an option. He might have taken it, but with family support he came through it. Euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide, is ending someone's life to relief pain or illnesses. Euthanasia is a controversial issue because there are people who think it is a good option for patients to take, while there are some who thinks it's not the right choice. By all means, euthanasia should not be legalized because it is a rejection of the importance of lives, it goes against a doctor’s duty, and lastly, it would not only be for the terminally ill patients.
To begin, euthanasia should not be legalized because it rejects the importance of human’s life. All lives are valuable and no one should give up their life because of an illness. J J Hanson, from I Want My Doctors to Help Me Live, Not Die states, “I’ve been through a lot in my life and always resolved to never give up, but there was a moment after my diagnosis when I felt despair” (Hanson). When someone decides to choose euthanasia, they are accepting that their life is not important. This leads to others that there are lives that are worth less than others. Legalizing euthanasia would send messages to others the belief that dying is better

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