The End Of Life Choice

1282 WordsMar 7, 20176 Pages
End of Life Choice Since all diseases are not curable, a lot of people are living in severe pain that is unbearable. Assisted suicide, also known as mercy killing, is the act of bringing the death of a hopelessly ill and suffering person in a relatively quick and painless way. Indeed, it is one of the effective solutions for people who are suffering in pain from terminal illness and especially for children who are not able to choose for their own lives. Even though assisted suicide is not legalized globally, there are few countries and six states in America including Washington State that allow such action. Many people are still against an assisted suicide system. However, since America is the country of freedom, people should have choices…show more content…
(How to Access and Use Death with Dignity Laws). Even though the patients had decided to end their lives, it still depends on the doctors to make decision for them. The work to be put in a list for an assisted suicide turns out to be very tiring for the patients who are willing to end their suffering very soon. They would be suffering more, as the process requires a lot of works. It is important to legalize assisted killing for those patients who can no longer bear the suffering and for their families who are also in deep agony seeing their loved ones lying on the bed left helpless from the disease they are suffering and whose doctor cannot make better. According to the Fourteenth Amendment of The Constitution of The United States, the State cannot deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Indeed, a terminally ill patient has the Constitutional right to decide whether right or not to end his or her life. “Supporters of legislation legalizing assisted suicide claim that all persons have a moral right to choose freely what they will do with their lives as long as they inflict no harm on others. This right of free choice includes the right to end one 's life when we choose” (A Right or a Wrong?). People have the right to die with dignity and in a humane way. If they feel like they have to do a certain thing, it is

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