Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized Essay

1484 Words May 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Assisted suicide is a topic that can be very touchy for many people. The term suicide often brings feelings that people don’t want to think about. It can make people feel sadness, grief, loss, and so much more. Then you throw the word “assisted” in there and people often find that more upsetting, like people are giving up on themselves, which isn’t necessarily the case. People don’t want to think about losing someone they love, but in the end everybody has to face death. So, why make someone suffer if there is a way out? I personally think that assisted suicide should be legalized nation wide throughout the United States. However, assisted suicide should be used as a last resort. I feel as though people know when they can’t fight anymore against an illness; constantly fighting has to be both mentally and physically draining. Assisted suicide is a hard concept to grasp, but often people will turn to it thinking it is their only way out. It is their last chance to make a decision and if they want to decide to die in a way that isn’t painful then that should be their choice.
Assisted suicide is often defined as, “a physician providing a patient the means to take his or her own life, usually through medicine” (Kim, 2015, p. 1). Generally, assisted suicide is quick and painless; it lets people die in the most pleasing way possible. This will often be done through taking some sort of medication. Assisted suicide is already legal in some states throughout the Unites States…

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