Assisted Suicide And Euthanasia Suicide Essay

1509 Words Feb 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
“I would never want to be kept alive artificially,” 39 year old quadriplegic French man, Vincent Lambert stated to his wife before his motorbike accident in 2008. However, Vincent has remained in a vegetative state since, causing controversy about his condition and whether he should be allowed to choose to end his life. According to French Law, his wife has the capacity to make a decision about her partners’ life; causing controversy between his family and furthermore reignites the debate on assisted suicide and Euthanasia. His wife would prefer to honour his wish to allow him to die but is strongly opposed by his parents who hold firm conservative Catholic beliefs and are significantly against the idea of assisted suicide. Collins English Dictionary suggests that assisted suicide is “the act of killing someone painlessly, especially to relieve suffering from an incurable illness” that is both a controversial and significant topic on a global scale, with the morality and ethic of helping a terminally ill person end their life being widely debated. Although some people claim that assisted suicide affects the notion of ethic, there is no doubt that assisted suicide should be a personal option.

The first argument against assisted suicide explores how the legalization of assisted suicide opens opportunities for exploitation and according to some experts, may create a ‘deadly mix’ between assisted suicide and profit-driven managed health care. Researcher’s estimate that the…

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