Essay about Euthanasi The Argument For Assisted Suicide

1572 Words Dec 8th, 2015 7 Pages
According to Phillip Nitschke, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, “Does not doing harm mean that we should prolong a life that the patient sees as a painful burden? Surely, the ‘harm’ in this instance is done when we prolong the life, and ‘doing no harm’ means that we should help the patient die” (“The Argument For Assisted Suicide” 2). Euthanasia is one of the most debatable topics in the United States. Assisted suicide imposes many questions including; Will legalizing euthanasia conclude in a “slippery slope”? Does euthanasia ensure a painless death? If they perform euthanasia, are doctors playing God? In a world without euthanasia, the ill would be denied their inalienable rights. They would have to suffer through intolerable pain, and they would die without dignity. Legalizing euthanasia must be given, so that ill patients will be given the right to die with dignity, and put an end to their intolerable suffering. Euthanasia should be legalized due to the fact that it is an inalienable right, it ensures a peaceful death, and allows the ill to die with dignity. As the 9th amendment states, the enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. This amendment is basically saying that the collection in the Constitution of certain rights shouldn’t be interpreted to deny or put down other rights that people own. Therefore, euthanasia is a fundamental…

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