Essay on Physician Assisted Suicide Should Be Legalized Across Theu.s

1306 Words May 7th, 2016 null Page
Physician Assisted Suicide is one of the most controversial ethics topics in society today. Many believe that physician assisted suicide should be legalized across the U.S because of the positive impact it could have on those with terminal illness who want to avoid prolonged suffering in hospice care. Suicide with a medical professionals assistance is also justifiable as a person 's right because it in no way affects or endangers another person 's rights. If physician assisted suicide is legal for those who are mentally competent it could relieve pain for not only the person but their loved ones. On the other hand, it becomes debatable when taken into terms of religious and moral beliefs, many disagree with those who believe that it is a personal right to end their life when and if they desire. Physician Assisted Suicide becomes an arguable ethics topic for those who see this type of medical activity as an obstruction to the Hippocratic Oath, in which doctors swear to never intentionally harm a patient or provide lethal medication. In this paper I will dive into the pioneering efforts to push legalization of physician assisted suicide , and the opposition fighting against the acceptance of what those who oppose believe to be an attack on human morals and another opportunity for abuse. As citizens of the united states we have rights that give us the power to choose what we do in our life. So naturally it would seem ethically permissible to give a dying person the…

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