Assisted Suicide Assisted suicide is a hotly debated topic in Michigan today. Dr. Jack Kevorkian has made his life- taking, pain-relieving procedure possible to many elderly people and to others with terminal and painful summer of 1996 because I diseases who want to die with dignity. I was against assisted suicide before the had no life experiences with death.
However, in August my grandmother passed away. As I saw her suffer in her battle with cancer, I realized that relieving those who are in pain should not be a crime. Dr. Kevorkian is committing, not a crime, but a very helpful service.
For this reason, I believe assisted suicide should be legalized. Some may say that helping a person die is the same as murder, but these people do not realize the almost unbearable pain and agony a person with a terminal illness may face daily. Usually the close family members are unwilling to relieve the suffering because they do not want to lose the family member and because they do not realize the severity of the pain. Dr. Kevorkian provides a clean, efficient way to die with dignity. I believe it should be up to the person who is in pain to make the decision whether to live or to die.
Doctor assisted suicide (DAS) Euthanasia Death with dignity, isn't that the way we all dream of dying Almost every family has had to watch the slow and agonizing death of a beloved family member from cancer, neurological disease, or other terminal illness. This is where doctor assisted suicide (DAS) steps in. Wouldn t it be nice if we could just stop the pain and misery of a loved one When they ...
Some reject the idea of assisted suicide because they believe a cure might be found for the disease. These people fear that if the sick person is allowed to die by suicide and a cure is found, he would have died for nothing. Some promote assisted suicide because it is too expensive to keep the elderly and severely ill alive with drugs and equipment that cost a lot while not necessarily providing a cure. Also watching the family member or friend suffer with equipment in their veins or stoned on morphine all the time is a painful sight. Many of these people believe that the best way to let loved ones g is to let them go with dignity rather than letting them lie in a hospital bed for weeks on end with tubes connected all over their body. I personally believe that assisted suicide is a wise decision in order to ease the pain and suffering of the terminally ill.
Assisted suicide should be legal in the United States. Each person should have the right to choose what is best for his particular situation. If someone has a terminal disease and lives in pain, he should have the option of suicide and those who help the terminally ill to die should not be called criminals. Although this will continue to be a debated topic, I believe it is time to focus on what really matters – the pain and suffering of the patient.