Assisted Suicide

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Even though assisted suicide is relatively new to our society, it dates back centuries. Assisted suicide is the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, affected by the taking of lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor. In the past, in other countries and undercover in the U.S. some take the means of Euthanasia to end their life, done directly by the doctor injecting the killing medication. Supporters of assisted suicide today, believe The Declaration of Independence approves due to the message of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Assisted suicide should be accepted throughout the United States because of the patient’s dignity, the financial burden, and the excruciating pain.

In the United States, there are three
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be their cause of death. Most recently was the outbreak with Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old with less than 6 months to live due to brain cancer. Maynard moved from Alamo, California to Oregon to receive barbiturates to die with her dignity. Maynard wrote to New York Times “It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain” (Slotnik). Assisted suicide makes the patients diagnosed with terminal illnesses feel as though they have control of their lives again, rather than the illness killing them at any given point in time. Patients also feel comfort in not being a burden on family and friends, but also saving them the financial …show more content…
Knowing a tumor or cancer is quickly killing them leads patients to assisted suicide by fighting back and not letting it kill them. Do we have an obligation to have assisted suicide due to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Life can be taken as preserving it (against assisted suicide) or helping someone take the pain away (for assisted suicide). This is the reason why it is important to show your government by voting and making your voice on the subject known. With the support of more residents in states assisted suicide could be more widespread and legal in more

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