Assisted Suicide Essay examples

980 Words Sep 21st, 2012 4 Pages
Assisted Suicide
Jennifer Berger
PHI 200: Mind and Machine
Samuel Grummons
September 12, 2011

Assisted suicide, it’s a very controversial topic. Some people are for it and many more are against it as it pushes the moral boundaries of right and wrong. The idea of assisted suicide, (ending a life by one’s choice) is not acceptable in many cultures, religions or personal beliefs, but is it any different that euthanizing an animal because that animal is terminally ill or in excruciating pain with no available treatment? How or why isn’t that seen as immoral and wrong? Is it any different than a person who is in pain suffering from a terminal illness, or in incurable and unmanageable pain from end stage diseases?
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She was never the same. One month after her diagnose I gave birth to her 3rd great grand child. One month later she passed. Those three months were full of paid for her and it was absolutely awful. She had hospice as she wanted to be at home but her quality of life was not there. She was a devout Catholic and did not believe in assisted suicide or anything like that. She suffered until her last day. She did have hospice and was able to be at home for the duration. I do not think I would have wanted to suffer everything that she did in those very short three months, but I understand between her religion and her beliefs she would not have had it any other way.

My grandmother suffered from a long bout of emphasymia and had a great life, but at the end was so depressed and in pain and she was open to assisted suicide. Although assisted suicide is not legal here hospice is extremely helpful with pain management and supplying an end of life kit. The hospice nurse administered enough Morphine to make her more than comfortable and she passed peacefully.

Religions are against assisted suicide because it is against the will of God and the bible, some cultures are against it because ending a life is wrong and even politicians and individuals who believe that abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment still believes that assisted suicide is crossing the line of moral decisions. I strongly dislike that so many individuals base their lives based on

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