The Controversial Issue of Doctor-Assisted Suicide

821 WordsOct 8, 19994 Pages
The Controversial Issue of Doctor-Assisted Suicide Imagine youu have just found out you are going to die within three months. Recently the questions have been changed form, "What am I going to do with the rest of my life?" to "When should I kill myself"? With painful and crippling diseases such as AIDS and cancer, and Alzheimers along with doctors such as Dr. Kavorkian, some people are choosing death over life. Doctor assisted suicide has been a very controversial subject in the past few years. Some states such as Oregon have passed laws which allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have less then six months to live.(Henin 1) Other state have taken the opposite side. I believe that if you are able to reason and…show more content…
Wilkie Kushner, who write,s "We all di. Death is a part of life. Death is inevitable. Why should each of us not have the right to choose when and how we did; and if we are in no position to do so, why shoulld those who know us best not be allowed to help? Why is it considered acceptable for sospital staff to indefinitely postpone death with machines and tubes and potent toxic pharmaceuticals, and not to help people go easily when their time has come? Wher is the humanity in all this? (Kushner 3) BIBLIOGRAPHY Haney, Joshua, "RE: Assisted Suicide," www.yahoo.com 4/16/96 A. Wilkie Kushner, MB-Reprinted from Letters to the Editor, Gobe & Mail www.yahoo.com Hendin, Herbert, MD, Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Oregon Tries the Dutch Way, Wellness Web, The Patient's Network,
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