The Right Of Die Is A Pro Choice Issue

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The right to die is a pro-choice issue. By Joyanna Rae

Twenty-nine- year-old Britany Maynard, who was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer in January, and was told she had only months to live. Knowing that as the disease progressed it would cause her to be in a lot of pain and the thought of her loved ones having to witness her suffering, she and her husband decide to move to Oregon. Under the Oregon Death with Dignity Act on November 1, 2014, in the company of friends and family Britany Maynard ended her own life. Before her death Maynard, explained in a video her reasons for choosing assisted suicide, the video has over 11 and
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In a free society, people’s bodies and the ownership of their bodies is a basic right and freedom. The freedom to do as they choose with their own bodies is intrinsic in that freedom. It is not only the right of human being but also if they are Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This essay presents a short chronological over view of the evolution of assisted suicide, from history, present day, and future of this issue in the United States. The historical evidence of death with dignity reveals the strong position that “the right to die is a prochoice issue.” With the growing support for assisted suicide the legislation of it will have to be settled state by state. Even if the government doesn’t legalize it, the government should at least decriminalize it. With the decriminalization of assisted suicide, it would no longer make individuals and their physician felons. It would give individuals their right to do with their body as they want. Similarly to the decimalization of doing what you want to your body through the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. The World Federation of the Right to Die Society believes
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