Physician Assisted Suicide is Murder Essay

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Death is something that comes to each of us whether we like it or not. It is the end of a good life. Life is the best thing that happens to everyone, and there are so many experiences throughout one’s lifetime, it is amazing. Why would anyone want to end life early? Is it ethical to let a terminally ill patient be put to death? God is the only one that can decide when to take a life away. No person nor doctor should perform assisted suicide, it is taking away the most incredible thing we experience: life. Those who support euthanasia may believe it is okay to practice this so called type of medicine, because their patients are terminally ill and by ending their life, they are not ending some beautiful gift but instead…show more content…
Why should people performing euthanasia, or deciding in favor of having it performed, experience so much stress? Because the decision to end a living being’s life should not ever be placed in the hands of another...the act of dying is determined by nature and/or a greater being. On-the-other-hand, I do not believe in euthanasia. ‘An injection will cause death which is murder (Jama 897). Taking the life of someone else cannot be expressed in any other way. It is murder. ‘The fact that euthanasia was being performed on patients with poor prognoses soon became a concern for many ethicists’ (Journal of Family Issues 275). When someone is making the decision they need to be fully aware of death and every mental and physical aspects should be considered. ‘If euthanasia was legalized the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, Equal Protection Clause, would mean that euthanasia would also be legal putting all Americans at risk for premature death’(Journal of Family Issues 276). This is a good point which seems like a ironic clause to the United States Constitution, I feel that more restrictions need to be placed on euthanasia. Also in the Netherlands the right to die exists, the right has been abused and now is putting everybody at risk (The Journal of Family Issues 272). ‘Even when decision makers were able to cognitively accept the reality of their ill family member’s death, they were not always ready to emotionally accept the death. The
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