The debate of Physician Assisted Suicide

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Over the years the medical field has developed many miraculous ideas and procedures. From organ transfers to blood transfusions, tons of lives have been saved. A doctor’s whole purpose is to help those dying to live. Yet, doctors have developed PAS, Physician Assisted Suicide, also known as Physician Assisted Death, and not to be mixed up with Euthanasia. Physician Assisted Suicide is morally wrong, gives doctors too much power, and it opens a door for those less critical patients to receive treatment too.
"He started at a time when it was hardly talked about and got people thinking about the issue.” (Philip Nitschke, Exit International) The debate of Physician Assisted Suicide has been going on since over 2000 years ago during the
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If anyone can ask for assisted suicide, then that means that the doctor could make the decision to give anyone who asks for the treatment the lethal dosage of drugs. This could lead to the idea that anyone who wants to commit suicide doesn’t have to make the decision for themselves. If they ask a power-hungry doctor for their opinion, then it could lead to a death, when there could have been an intervention.
Assisting in taking a life is unmoral. There are so many people just so broken and hurting that they think suicide is the answer. It’s not easy to overcome either. It’s like an anchor that pulls you into the darkness, and just keeps pulling you deeper and deeper. No matter how much you fight, pull, scream, and cry, you can’t get free. It’s a feeling of total emptiness and worthlessness. Even once you’re over it, the thought still pops up, and it’s a continuous fight. But, with love and hope, suicide can be overcome, for, in the bible it says that, through Christ we are over-comers, and his love is above all else.
Finally, there has been questioning of whether or not critically ill patients should be allowed to be physician assisted in committing suicide. They are miserable, and seemingly becoming a shell of the person they used to be. Wanting to end life because you’re not the person you used to be is understandable in most eyes. Then, there is the idea that people have the right to die
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