Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

1050 WordsNov 19, 20155 Pages
Two years ago I watched my great grandfather slowly pass away from the debilitating effects of stage 4 cancer. He scarcely ate, was losing his sight and memory, and was unable to walk. I remember him saying he wished the pain could simply disappear. This memory imprinted a mental scar which would last the rest of my life. I wanted his pain to end quickly, but knew it was not going to happen. If euthanasia and/or assisted suicide was legalized, perhaps his wish could have been true. Unfortunately, euthanasia is only legal in the states of Oregon and Washington at the current time. Euthanasia is considered immoral and wrong for contradicting a doctor’s job. However, it saves families the horrible sight of their loved ones dying, safeguards being up to protect any abuse towards euthanasia, and ultimate choice of being euthanized is upon the patient. My great grandfather is not the only person who has hoped for the legalization of euthanasia. There is a substantial amount of people who passed away and in the same excruciating manner. These individuals wish they could go in the way of their choosing, instead of gradually dying in a hospital. Moreover, they want to leave this world with dignity. The legalization of euthanasia or assisted suicide, with the proper safeguards, will help thousands of people who are pleading for their suffering to come to an end. That being said, these measures should be taken with certain precautions and requirements. After the requirements are

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