Argumentative Essay On Euthanasia

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Having been diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer, Alexandra a 21 year old girl decides that the pain is all too much. After two unsuccessful years of chemotherapy, she has had enough. Enough of drips, enough of counselling, enough of “get well soon” cards, enough of pain- both mentally and physically. She wants to leave this world as peacefully as she came, but at a time like this, she wants it on her own terms. The laws of her country however, stipulate that she must endure all this pain, all this suffering and surgeries, of tubes and injections until she – without a doctor’s assistance (euthanasia)-passes away. Imagine being subjected to unbearable pain your entire life and have man-made laws stipulate that this must remain so. This …show more content…
The author fails to effectively capture the degree to which euthanasia is frowned upon and or tolerated in various parts of the world. Nevertheless, his arguments demonstrate that if we examine thoroughly the rights of an individual it would become clear that the right to choose doctor assistance death is, and should in fact be – a …show more content…
Some of which included the idea that life is sacred and every moment should be treasured. Another point the author also addresses is the fear that its legalization would become so widespread that people would just ignore other options and force this upon critically ill patients. He also argued that mentally ill people should also be able to choose this option and concluded that the benchmark for euthanasia should also be based on the patient’s assessment of his own suffering whether mentally or physically. In essence, he argues that instead of shunning euthanasia out loud and have doctors doing it privately with the confirmation of the patient and family, we ought to make it legitimate where there are rules and regulations concerning the procedure. This in turn, would make the doctors and their procedures questionable by law and therefore ethical in

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