Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legal Essay

1316 Words Nov 20th, 2015 6 Pages
Physician assisted suicide proposes that terminally ill patients have the right to end their suffering with a quick, painless death. Assisted suicide has been an ongoing debate for hundreds of years and will continue for many more years to come, but over the years assisted suicide has become more and more popular. It is still only legal in five out of the fifty states in the United States, many states have proposed the topic but it has been shot down multiple times (ProCon). Although, assisted suicide has its problem it should be legal to give people the right to die, grant patients with treatment they want, and provide more time for doctors to care for other people.
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First, physician assisted suicide should not be legal because it violates doctor 's Hippocratic Oath. Upon receiving a medical degree, each doctor is required to take a Hippocratic oath, which says, among other thing, "First, do no harm" The oath was created in part so patients could be reassured that doctors only wanted to help them, not hurt them (Messerli). With physician assisted suicide people might start questioning doctors. Some may think that doctors won’t look for possible cures and treatments causing them to give up too quickly when there still might be hope at the end of the tunnel for the patient. Physician assisted death also goes against the…

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