Death With Dignity Act Should Be A Legitimate Choice For Terminally Ill Patients

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You’re aching with pain, completely out of energy from the cancer that is eating away and shutting down your organs, and just want it all to go away. Lying in the hospital hooked up on countless machines, the nurses and doctors coming in to investigate you while you’re attempting to get what little rest you can through the torment. What are your options? When we think about assisted death we all have uncertainties. When the doctors have provided for you no possibility of survival; and death is near, it’s simply a question of when will the pain end? You 've said your farewells; you 've accepted the fact that death is approaching and are prepared to meet your maker. And as time nears you have the little voice in your head telling you that you 're tired of suffering. Would you take your own life? The Death with Dignity Act should be a legitimate choice for terminally ill patients throughout the United States. This is an empathetic route for the terminally ill to end their lives with dignity and without the shame and suffering. Three states have led the way and have permitted doctor aided suicide and I argue that the Nation ought to follow their example.
Some are probably thinking what exactly is physician assisted suicide? According to Merriam-Webster physician assisted suicide is, “suicide by a patient facilitated by means (as a drug prescription) or by information (as an indication of a lethal dosage) provided by a physician aware of the patient 's intent.” (Physician…

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