14 October 2015
"Based on a recent study, 57% of physicians practicing today have received a request for physician-assisted suicide in some form of another" (Yount 49). Assisting suicide becomes a way of dealing with the frustration of not being able to cure the industry. Many argue that a decision to kill one is a private choice, and no one has the right to be concerned. When people are facing death in their most hopeless moment of their life and nobody can offer help because of the laws is heartbreaking. On the other side, others argue that requests only come from those who have not received pain control or who are just depressed because they have not been treated. "A woman starved herself 25 days to death in addition to her unbearable pain, because physician assisted suicide is illegal in England" (Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?). The movement of legalization is driven by people who suffer from pain for a long period of time. Non-supporters quote "God created us to live on this earth not to purposely end our life" (Should Assisted Suicide Be Legalized?). While supporters comment that people have the freedom to make the decision on whether they want to live or not. Many believe assisted suicide is another form of murder, in comparison to others who believe it is a form of help to release them from pain they are suffering from, forever.
"Assisted Suicide is very inhumane and should not be legalized" (Should Assisted Be Legalized?). Those who oppose assisted suicide argue that society has a moral duty to protect and to preserve all life. "Patients who desire an early death during a serious illness are usually suffering from a treatable depressive condition" (Haley 53). They argue it would violate the rights of others, including doctors and/or nurses feeling pressured to work with a patient’s suicide. Many believe once it is legalized the list will just expand with the...