Legalizing Assisted Suicide

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This issue truly affects everyone in today’s society, especially Americans. With more and more states starting to legalize assisted suicide there are more debates and questions that develop. California is the latest state to pass the law, and later on this year it will be signed into action. Of course with any other law there are strict guidelines that go along with assisted suicide. The law will permit physicians to provide lethal prescriptions to mentally capable adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and that will pass within six months (McGreevy). The Governor of California Jerry Brown really put himself in patients shoes when he himself had been diagnosed with an illness. Deciding to pass the law he voiced that this …show more content…
Society has come up with these ideas that there are people out there that are abusing the drug, and in investigating more, attention has been brought to the issue that it is true. There are some people out there that abuse the drug and think they can get away with it. For example, Gill Pharaoh at just 75 took her own life in Switzerland simply because she felt as if the older she got, the more of a burden she felt like (Harris). Instead of ignoring the people who may end up abusing assisted suicide, the focus should be on helping the older generation not feel as if they are a burden and see that their lives are still valuable. Not saying that anyone who has a terminal illness doesn’t have a valuable life, but they have pain and are suffering every single day and that is not how some people want to be remembered by their family members and loved …show more content…
Each year more states put assisted suicide on their list of things to discuss, and more and more states are beginning to have the conversation about the law which will lead to eventually having the law passed in all 50 states and even globally. If we bring more attention straight into to the eyes, hearts, and minds to each of the governors in every state, we could start a chain reaction and begin a movement that hits

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