Physician assisted suicide
Many states in the USA are trying to figure out whether PAS (Physician assisted suicide) should be legal or not. Three states have successfully made this legal; Montana, Oregon, and Washington. These three states all have their own rules and regulations that go with it. You can’t just go see your doctor and have them kill you. You have to be terminally ill, or going to suffer for the rest of your life for it to be done.
Now suicide on the other hand is a legal act that is available to all, so you may ask why people don’t just kill themselves. Some people are disabled or in a hospital setting and don’t have the chance to end the suffering. Would this be considered discrimination?
One of the biggest issues with PAS is religion. It is believed that god gave us life, so he should be the only one that can take it away. They believe that we lead our own lives but suicide should never be an option. Then you have the few religious people that think PAS is ok in some situations. We have many people that do not believe in god or have other beliefs that would like to have this option if they were to get extremely sick. Should the dominate believers be able to take their beliefs and force it upon the whole population?
Many religious and faith groups believe that suffering has a good outcome on person. They believe that taking medication and coasting through life is better than to kill yourself. I can’t imagine going through life on drugs and never being your true self it doesn’t make sense to me. But because “God” suffered we should suffer some too. Not only do religious people think that we don’t need PAS but some believe that with the proper management pain can be tolerated and controlled. Not everyone has access to proper management that can help control the pain therefore people are suffering.
If you ask me I believe that you should have the choice. If you don’t believe in Suicide simply do not do it. If someone is...