Assisted Suicide Should Be Accepted Throughout The United States

1017 Words Jan 11th, 2015 5 Pages
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 states that currently have a death with dignity law. The Death with Dignity National Center states “These laws allow mentally competent, terminally-ill adult state residents to voluntarily request and receive a prescription medication to hasten their death. This is one of many end-of-life care options available in Oregon, Washington, and Vermont”(Defend Dignity. Take Action.). In Oregon, the law was signed in 1997, in Washington their law was passed in 2008 and implemented in 2009. In 2013, Vermont became the third state to pass a death with dignity law. In Montana, there is no death with dignity law, but in December of 2009, Montana 's Supreme Court ruled there isn’t any state law prohibiting a physician from carrying out a terminally…

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