Assisted Suicide Essay

884 Words Feb 5th, 2015 4 Pages
Jennifer Alcala
English 12
Dec. 13, 2014
Block 5
Persuasive Essay Assisted suicide is the suicide of a person, done with the help of another person but mostly a physician. (Wikipedia) This can be a very debatable topic because it has actually been legalized in different parts of the world. By having this act legalized, it doesn’t really mean that the assistor won’t get persecuted. Many people may not agree with my point of view, but in my opinion assisted suicide should not be legalized at all. First of all, there are many pros such as , a patients pain and suffering will be coming to an end. For example, if a person is suffering from a horrible disease it would be as if they were living dead. As the article
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Imagine walking in, to see something like this and especially if they were suffering so badly that they took that decision. Families would feel guilty. People are pushed to do this because they are cornered since they are hurting bad and they can’t get help. Assisted suicide also has many cons. One of them would be that it would decrease the value of human life. This means that people wouldn’t really care if someone dies or lives. People would take this as a normal thing. Just like what Messerli says, “For each death, we have 1­2 days of ceremonies, elaborate burials, and months of mourning.” It would mean that anyone could take the life of someone else making life something of no value. This reason is because people would just take it from you just like they would take any object of no value. A second con is that doctors are given too much power and can be wrong or unethical says, Joe Messerli. He also says, “Imagine a doctor who believes there is too much of a shortage in medical staff & resources to pour extra time & money into elderly people. He may always lean towards the side of "no hope" when the odds are sketchy.” We always rely on doctors and on their opinions but we got to know that doctors aren't always accurate on what they say . We trust

them so much, but who knows that instead of three months of life you have 6? Also, what if that virus is just temporarily or even that they messed up the results.By legalizing this

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