Terminally Illients

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Terminally ill patients are able to make the decision to take their lives because they believe it is the best decision for them to make. However most patients do not have the mental strength to support the decisions they are making. It is true that terminally ill patients understand what is best for them. especially considering they are in pain and want relief. However because they have a disability should not be allowed to make these decisions. Dr. Leon Kass who was a medical doctor explains, “…physician-assisted suicide ‘is, in fact, the state’s abdication of its duty to protect innocent life and its abandonment especially of the old, the weak, and the poor’” (Anderson). This shows how it is our duty to protect the absent minds of those who
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