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Persuasive Essay On Doctor Assisted Suicide

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Watching a loved one, a close friend, a stranger suffer from a terminal illness is an uncomfortable situation for most to watch. Put your feet in their shoes, think what would you do if you were the one with the terminal illness. If legalized in more states and countries, would the option of doctor-assisted suicide be on your mind? It would be on mine. Today, individuals with terminal illnesses should have the right to doctor-assisted suicide in all states.
One that is uneducated about doctor-assisted suicide, could sway someone to believe that it should not be legalized. “Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and four American states (Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana), are the jurisdictions that have legalized doctor-assisted suicide” (Norman-Eady, S., (2002). If one was educated with both point of views, it may be possible that the outcome would be more in favor of accepting to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. To be able to have the option of assisted suicide, is not like walking into a Target and buying household supplies and a television. Oregon, just like the other legalized jurisdictions, has guidelines for an individual to qualify for doctor-assisted suicide. To request lethal medications in Oregon, the Death with Dignity Act, the patient must be the age of 18 or older, must be an Oregon resident, capable to make and communicate health care decisions, and diagnosed with a terminal illness that will lead to death within six months (Norman-Eady,
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