The Right to Die Essay

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Euthanasia is the act or practice of taking someone’s life that has an incurable illness or injury or assisted suicide. Benefits with assisted suicide are helping the terminally ill person to avoid excruciating pain, it also help their loved ones who are dependent on to avoid extreme health care cost, and health care cost can be spend on caring for and research for the future. If there are the pros for euthanasia, there are also cons against euthanasia. Those who are against euthanasia are mostly due to their religious beliefs or the fact that doctors will have the advantage to take someone’s life without giving the patient a chance to be cured from their illness. These pros and cons are main reasons why assisted suicide is such a…show more content…
In 1994, she ended her own life with a help of an anonymous physician anyway. Many people looked up to her because they too have loved ones who are terminally ill or have painful illnesses themselves. As one commenter wrote in response to the CBC News article about Sue Rodriquez argues, “To force the unspeakable, grueling and totally unnecessary suffering to continue has no defense. So far, we really are barbarians not to be doing this already. Those who oppose this should be forced to a bedside to bear witness to these poor patients. Then we'll see if they have really thought this through properly.” (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/09/f-assisted-suicide.html#socialcomments#ixzz0nTjXzVYk) Based on 5-4 from SCC, society cannot preserve life forever; there is no life that has no death. “Dying is not a crime” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kevorkian#cite_note-5) said Jack Kevorkian who’s a right-to-die activist. He claimed to have helped at least 130 patients to end their life after having his medical license taken away because he advertised himself as physician consultant for "death counseling”. He did so by letting the individuals take the final action using his “death machine” by pressing a button that would release toxins into their body. This is done so after Kevorkian helped attach the euthanasia device into his patients. After 8 years in prison he left on parole, and served

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