Should Physician Assisted Suicide Be Allowed? All Of The United States?

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Should Physician Assisted Suicide be allowed in all of the United States? That is the topic I will be discussing in my paper. Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS), also known as the Die with Dignity Law, can be legally done in five U.S. states. This is a very controversial subject and can get heated in both arguments. People who are against it feel that choosing to end one’s life, even with the aid of a physician, to be disturbing and unethical. Religion also plays a big role, as this practice would go against many religious beliefs. Some are also scared that if it does become a law, that the politics of it will not care about the patient anymore but by how much money the government could save. There is also the chance that the patient might turn around. Maybe the patient will make a turn around. What about the people who are faced with a terminal disease? Shouldn’t they have that choice? It should at least be an option for someone who is facing a terminal disease, to die with what dignity they have left and to be surrounded by the people that they love, a way to alleviate all the pain and suffering that comes with a terminal illness. For those that oppose Physician Assisted Suicide, their concerns are practical. An article from Newsweek points out that, when a doctor takes the Hippocratic Oath it proclaims, “I will keep the sick from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked Reed 2

for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this…
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