Speech On Death With Dignity

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Death with Dignity When a patient seeks a doctor’s attention, it is usually to ask for help with their medical issue. Whether it is prescribing medicine, performing a procedure, or just giving a yearly check-up, we usually trust doctors to do what is best for us. It is okay for someone to ask for pills to alleviate pain, but when pain is chronic and excruciating, sometimes the pills and shots don’t help. Millions of patients are declared terminally ill every year. Without a miracle, these patients suffer until their very last day. When does the pain become too much for one to handle? That answer is subjective, but is asked very often. The only way to permanently end suffering is to die. When the pain becomes too much, patients sometimes take …show more content…
Now I will address something that not a lot of people talk about. Organ donations. Everyone makes such a big fuss about the person commiting suicide and how it was selfish of them, but if they were organ donors, they were doing one of the most selfless things they could’ve done. Now, depending on the type of terminal illness, some organs might not be seen fit for donation, but if those organs are still good, they will go to someone in need. Imagine, the organ donated from someone that passed using physician-assisted suicide might be the organ that is transplanted into the person that cures cancer, ends world hunger, or even becomes President. Giving someone another lease at life is a great gift that can be given by organ donation …show more content…
People that aren’t in favor of the legalization of the Death with Dignity Act have many irrational causes for their beliefs. I will share the three I found the most used. On every source I came upon, they mentioned the “demeaning of value of life,” (ProCon.org). They believed that giving someone the legal right to kill themselves would encourage everyone to see life as just a item that can be thrown away. If anyone knows how precious life is, it is someone who knows their life is soon to end. Terminally ill people live everyday to the fullest and even in the face of death they go on to enjoy what time they have left. Choosing to Die with Dignity is not “an easy way out.” It is an educated and selfless way to go peacefully. Another common con is “doctors are given too much power.” Doctors are here to help you, not to hurt you. If anyone knows what to come in a terminally ill patient’s life (medically speaking), it is a doctor. They know how much pain is to come, they know the different psychological phases the patient and family are fixing to go through. I believe, if I was a doctor, I would do anything it took to help a patient’s needs, especially if it was his/her last wish. Now, doctors can always refuse this. But, if this bill is passed, there will at least be doctors close to home that will offer this service to families in

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