Christian Morality/ Period 4
Physician Assisted Suicide Is Physician Assisted Suicide ethically Right or Wrong? The ethical issues of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) are both emotional and debatable as it ranks high with abortion. Some argue that (PAS) is ethically permissible for an ill dying patient who has choosing to escape the intolerable sufferings at the end of life. However, it is the physician’s duty to ease the patient 's suffering, which at times, justifies the idea of providing aids in dying. These arguments rely on respect for individual autonomy, which recognizes the rights of people to choose the regulation and manner …show more content…
I chose to go against it because it is a murder and a big sin against God. PAS is more like an abortion and preventing a patient to die naturally just seems like helping them to commit suicide. I believe pain and suffering is part of human life and Jesus himself face these sufferings while he was on earth. He experience physical pain and psychological pain but he endured it till he was finally called to glory. According to the scriptures, it says “ I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”((John 16:33). With this, it shows that physician assisted suicide is not the best solution and it will never be. It is very important we learn how to endure pain for Christ Jesus is with us through our pains and suffering and we should not forget about the fact that our eternal goal after death is Heaven where there is no physical or psychological pain nor sufferings. Let 's not miss out on that by making those decision no matter how deadly and bad the case may be.
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