Right To Die Essay: The Right To Die Controversy

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The Right-To-Die Controversy is a very tough one. It’s hard to know who gets say in whether a person lives or dies if their wishes were not clear. Usually people will have a power of attorney, a person that decides everything when the ill person can no longer speak or decide for themselves. Even then, it is still a hard decision to make. Choosing to end a loved ones life is never an easy task.
Euthanasia is “the practice of ending the life of a person suffering from an incurable condition.”(Berk) I don’t really think anyone has the right to make end-of-life decisions besides the person dying or who that person chose to make the decisions for them. I think this because what if a child of the person was chosen to make the decision and it turns out the dying person didn’t get along with their child. The child may make decisions based on what they want and not what their parent would have wanted. I realize someone has to decide what to do when a patient is near death or has no hope of recovery, or when the patient’s wishes were unclear. If the dying person didn’t pick someone to make these decisions, I think it should be a family consensus. I think this because then less family
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Some people don’t believe that assisted suicide should be legal because we are killing people. It used to be illegal everywhere except for Oregon. It is now legal in five states, according to Michael Gonchar in the article “Should Terminally Ill Patients Be Allowed to Die on Their Own Terms?” Michael Gonchar thinks the phrase we use for assisted suicide makes a difference on how people feel about it. “When the term “assisted suicide” is used, many people think it should be illegal. But when “aid in dying” and “death with dignity” are used instead, support increases dramatically.”(Gonchar) I feel better calling assisted suicide something else as well, but the meaning is the same and I agree with the

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