Persuasive Speech: Euthanasia

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SPEECH OUTLINE

(Persuasive Speech)

Title : Euthanasia: To live and let die.

Specific purpose : To persuade my audience that euthanasia should be legalized in Malaysia.

Central idea : Euthanasia is about giving people the right to choose how they want to live and die, saves money in medical bills, and it also stops the person from having a bad quality of life.

INTRODUCTION
Attention getter :

Imagine yourself being unable to walk, unable to see, and can barely breathe let alone speak. Your life was well lived all those years before. You are now in such unbearable pain that you can’t even cry. You can no longer complete simple tasks on your own and there is no way that you
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Why should they not give us the right to decide if we want to live or not? That should be the first right before all the ones I have mentioned. It is not logical that we can choose in all those other decisions if we cannot first choose to live or die.

ii.Supporting details:

It has been argued that for people on life support systems and people with long standing diseases causing much pain and distress, euthanasia is a better choice. It helps in relieving them from pain and misery. In cases like terminal cancers when the patient is in much pain and when people associated with them also are put through a lot of pain and misery, it is much more practical and humane to grant the person his/her wish to end his/her own life in a relatively painless and merciful way.

- Here, I would show a picture.

iii. Supporting details:

Everyone has the right to choose how they want to live and die. Their decisions lie with them and people hold their own key to life. No one else can decide for you how you live, therefore choices are also made by one, and hence, if one wants to go for euthanasia, it should be granted. He definitely has reasons why he wants to leave the world.

Transition to Main Point 2 :

B. Main-point 2 : Assisted suicide saves money in medical bills

Another reason to support assisted suicide is that medical costs are very high. Today the cost of a hospital room can be as much

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