Essay about Physician Assisted Suicide Should Be Legal

1965 Words Dec 11th, 2015 null Page
Have you ever had to watch a loved one finish out their life in pain and suffering? If so, then you will know it is very hard to watch that loved one live in agony. Knowing that there is something that could help your loved one, but they do not have access to it is just as hard. Imagine being the person who is experiencing the pain themselves. Physician assisted suicide is when a doctor prescribes a lethal medication to a patient, eighteen years old or older, with a terminal illness who no longer wants to live uncomfortably. The person should be able to make their own decisions about their medical treatment, including if they want to take part in physician assisted suicide. Even though doctors do not want to inflict harm on any of their patients, they still are harming them with some of the medications that they prescribe. Some doctors, and people who oppose physician assisted suicide, think that the slippery slope should be enough for people to be against physician assisted suicide, but that may not be enough. Every day animals are put to sleep, and most of us do not react to that at all. These are things that needs to be thought about when discussing physician assisted suicide.
With any new law that is passed, there is always going to be a down side to it. There is always going to be something makes it unfavorable. The slippery slope was addressed in the article “Assisted Suicide: Unraveling a Complex Issue” and the author said “This is the idea that allowing assisted…

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