There Is Nothing Beautiful About Death

2298 Words Apr 25th, 2016 10 Pages
There is nothing beautiful about death. And yet, we romanticize the idea by telling ourselves that the person passed is in a better place, depending on what religious order we belong to or personal beliefs. And while the concept of death is frightening to think about, from the moment of our birth, everyone’s destiny is death. Having conducted a personal survey on how a person would choose to die, ninety percent of twenty people reasoned they would prefer dying in their sleep. The reason being is simple and had a terribly human response. It is peaceful and painless. Most, if not all, people want to die in a dignified light. Without the agony of pain to take away from their last moments. And in a place where they can feel safe and have a …show more content…
No serious discussion of euthanasia was even possible in Christian Europe until the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Suddenly, writers assaulted the church 's authoritative teaching on all matters, including euthanasia and suicide... While writers challenged the authority of the church with regard to ethical matters, there was no real widespread interest in the issues of euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide during that time" (Manning). Over the course of centuries there are sides of support and opposition when it comes to this matter. Bills trying to be passed which are essentially defeated and with then there was the proposition of infant euthanasia and public support for it came during the Great Depression.
Many people mistake physician assisted suicide for euthanasia however, only the former is legal in the United States in only a handful of states. The main difference between the two is who is administrating the lethal dose of medication. As suggested by the term ‘suicide’, when it comes to Physician aid in dying, the physician is doing just that – aiding. The patient will essentially be the one to their own life. Nonetheless, not just anyone can make this choice for themselves. “A person must be of legal age which is eighteen, a resident of the state where PAD is legal and notably a person who is suffering from a terminal disease that will run its course within the six months” (Clifton). And naturally,
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