Euthanasia And Assisted Suicide Or Euthanasia Essay

1503 Words Nov 22nd, 2015 7 Pages
A woman named Evelyn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. She immediately took aggressive action against the cancer, poisoning her body with various pills and radiation. All of these treatments left her body unresponsive and in constant pain (Woodward 23). Thankfully, there are organizations, such as the Compassion of Dying and Death with Dignity, that would help Evelyn end her life, if she chose, through physician assisted suicide. But, there are also groups that would prefer Evelyn to live through her cancer, and the pain. They believe this due to various reasons, such as religion, or morals. Patients suffering from terminal diseases should have the option to end their “suffering” using physician assisted suicide or euthanasia. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide allow terminally ill patients to gain some control back into their lives. When dealing with a terminal illness, a person may never truly know how many days they have left and are often in tremendous pain during the final stages of their illness. Patients such as Evelyn know that their time is limited. Accompanied by this, they also will think about deaths of their beloved friends, or family members who have died in horrible ways due to terminal illnesses. The Death with Dignity Act, enacted in Oregon in the fall of 1997 (Euthanasia), allows patients to peacefully end their suffering before their illness ends it for them in a more painful way. As Cody Curtis, a patient suffering from liver cancer, stated about…

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