“Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem”-Phil Donahue. Suicide is a controversial topic that may be gory and uncomfortable for students to learn about in school. However, in my opinion, it is necessary that teenagers are exposed to this topic, so that they know of events that may affect their peers, and themselves. Discussing this matter at school, informs students that this is an increasing affair and something should be done. Suicide is an appropriate topic to discuss in a Grade 9 class, as students are now mature enough to handle such topics as they appear in many other lessons taught in class.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the issue of people’s autonomy when it comes to the end of their lives. Why somebody would want to end their life prematurely is a question that puzzles people. So therefore is hard to comprehend why people should have autonomy over such a thing.
“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death among Americans, accounting for 41,000 deaths in 2013. More than half of all suicides are related to firearms.” Many people have bad thoughts, thoughts so horrific in terms that they want to end their own lives. It’s not just the thoughts that they have, it’s also the different situations they have going on in their lives. In the book: It’s kind of a Funny Story; it expresses the thoughts of one of the characters “I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” This character is expressing, the intensity of even being awake. They would rather kill themselves than to go on living the horrible life that they may lead. Suicide is always controversial, many people believe that suicide should never be an option. Although for some of us it is, for me it was at one point. Earlier this year, I was on the brink of taking my life. I was so fed up with everything, I was a mess, and i couldn’t take it anymore. The drama with my dad, and his new girlfriend, then all the stress from school and my two jobs. One day, I had enough, I couldn’t take it anymore it was too much. I got out of work, and I had a bad day at work, the customers were so rude, and I felt helpless. I went to the kitchen, and I grabbed a knife,
People opposed to euthanasia may argue that physician assisted suicide is going against God. However, people shouldn’t lengthen the process of dying than what is absolutely necessary. In his article on euthanasia, Steve Seibold wrote, “If someone chooses to believe that God wants her to suffer through a terminal illness that's her decision, but when you force the rest of us to obey laws based on evidence-less beliefs, it’s wrong and needs to be stopped.” Others may possibly mention that life is sacred and euthanasia cheapens the value of life. On the other hand, all people, who are mentally capable of deciding, should have equal rights and opportunities to live, or to decide not to continue
Many people argue that humans have the right to life but unknowingly they agree that they have a right to death as well. Just as a coin has two sides: heads or tails so does the human life, it has life and death. Life cannot occur without death. As you live your practice your right to life and as you die you practice your right to die. With that being said, everyone should have the right to end their life if and only if they are terminally ill with no chances of living beyond their expected death
Man was born with an inalienable aspect of choice and it is with this aspect that the person will die holding to, indeed, at individual levels people have even the choice between living and death and can decided to end their lives even without informing anyone about it.
Religious advocates urge the right to life. There is an encouragement that God’s will is to be kind and protect mankind. To take a life is against God and his wishes. Equally it can be argued that God has given knowledge and not to use the gift He has given is promoting suffering among His people.
Father Frank Pavone states on his article “Brief Reflections on Euthanasia” that “No matter how ill a patient is, we never have a right to put that person to death, we have a duty to care for and preserve life” along with “There are groups in our country pushing for the right to use lethal injections on the seriously ill, or to remove their food and water. We must oppose such moral nonsense with all our strength.” Euthanasia is a fine see-saw and the people who are pro life believe that if we start to allow euthanasia on the ill, eventually it will become an easy way out to just about anyone who is having any sort of hardship in their life. The other topic of argument is the religious aspect of this issue. In “Brief Reflections” it also states that “Our society has created a world in which it is always possible and always considered right to take the easy way out of problems, suffering and death. That way is completely against the example Jesus set for us; it is against Christian values. We, as Christians, must form a counter-culture. We do not pray for an easy, free or painless life and death. Rather we should pray for strength to sustain and understand the life God gave us to live.” People believe that euthanasia is messing with “god’s plan for us” because he “decides” when it is time for us to die. Now, in the case that someone is in intolerable pain, it is our duty to
First and foremost, having the right to choose is vital when facing terminal illnesses. in fact, imagine having an incurable disease that is not only guaranteed to kill you, but it also causes you excoriating pain until your death; which could take a month to a year. With this in mind,
I think that no one has the right to end anyone's life, only God but I think that when a person determines a solution so drastic it has to be having a very bad time, you have to be on your own Shoes to know if one is able to make the same decision.
Humans deserve control over their anatomy -- flesh, blood and bone -- as the Universal Declaration of Rights states: "Everyone has the right to life". We all want to die with dignity. When it comes time to end it, we should all be able to make the choice.
Imagine that someone that you love wanted to commit suicide. What would you do? Would you be able to stop them, or would you need to have professional help? Lives are lost everyday. Sometimes people choose to die by suicide while others may die in accidents. Whether people die by choice or by accident, they should know that God does not condone killing. Killing another is not justifiable in situations such as George and Lennie’s story, hunting for trophy, and committed suicide.
remedy has a right choose what they want. If the ending of one’s life is not a medical treatment, then individuals do not have a right to choose it, at least as a part of their medical treatment.
Religious argue that Life is a gift from God, and therefore, God is the only person that have the right to take away someone life. Not even the person himself shall defy God order. They also believe in miracle, that way, persons for whom modern medicine had proven to die, even during the last hours of their life, God can turn the situation around and heal
Suicide is the act and the process of causing one’s own death with full knowledge and with the intention of doing so. The act has been considered as a crime in many countries and fully punishable by law to the suicide attempts. However, time has changed and many countries and particularly the USA are now in the process of changing the act to enable those suffering from severe and untreatable diseases to be in a position to choose death instead (Stump). The decision by the government to pass a legislation on assisted suicide has been welcomed by many, and as it stands it is the right way to go.