What Is The Value Of Life Exactly? Who Decides Whether

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What is the value of life exactly? Who decides whether someone’s life is valuable? These and other questions are asked when the controversial topic of euthanasia is discussed. Euthanasia, is the practice of ending a life to release an individual from intolerable suffering. Euthanasia continues to occur in all societies, including those in which it is held to be immoral and illegal.1 Laws against passive and voluntary euthanasia have slowly been eased, although serious moral and legal questions still exist. America was built on freedom and the individual choices we make: choosing how and when we want to end our life should be a legal freedom of every American citizen. Liberty is a constitutional right; if death is the only feasible…show more content…
He’s been there for less than a week and despite his wishes to not be intubated and on a ventilator, he’s on one because he came into the hospital unconscious. Forcing him to sit in a bed endlessly suffering, spending thousands of dollars in a prolonged death is a waste of time, money, and avoidable pain. Not just that but he’s always been a very independant man, needing to depend on someone for everything makes him feel defenseless and vulnerable. Have you ever thought about what you would do once you were no longer able to take care of yourself? Many of us can take life for granted when we are healthy and happy. When reflecting on gratitude, I am first reminded of My grandpa. I don’t know how he puts up with all his problems and still manages to have a smile on his face. I complain about the most insignificant of things like, I only got five hours of sleep, I didn 't get to shower first,or I was almost late for class so I had to run all the way from my other period. First world problems, am I ringing a bell? When I have these dilemmas I don’t take into consideration about them. I remember him saying how it would be a dream to run, but this has never stopped him from living his life. These people who are in critical condition have far worse problems then I have, I should be grateful that I’m able to enjoy the quality of my life out of hospital. Moreover; one should consider about a terminally ill patient, and where such a
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