Should Assisted Suicide Be Legal Essay
“I 'm not afraid of being dead. I 'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.”(Pamela Bone) Physician-assisted suicide is a fiercely debated topic in today 's age. One side is for assisted suicide, compassion for the dying and those suffering a strong reason for their support. While other people are against it, their belief sometimes being its playing god or that it 's just plain wrong to kill someone, no matter the circumstance. Physician-assisted suicide is not killing someone out of malice, it’s a way to painlessly end the suffering for someone out of compassion. Physician-assisted suicide should be legal in every state because the terminally ill should be able to end their own suffering.
Terminally ill patients that have no chance of surviving are having their suffering prolonged because assisted suicide is illegal. They live in pain as their life slowly fades away, living in agony until their inevitable death. Why should they not be able to end it if they are consenting? Brittany Maynard underwent assisted suicide on November 1, 2014. Here, she …show more content…
The right to assisted suicide is the right that anyone has, be it young or elderly. It’s a right that you 're born with. Michael Irwin, a former medical director contradicts that no one has the right to assisted suicide by stating. "The right to die should be a matter of personal choice. We are able to choose all kinds of things in life from who we marry to what kind of work we do and I think when one comes to the end of one 's life, whether you have a terminal illness or whether you 're elderly, you should have a choice about what happens to you…”(Irwin) Anyone, not matter your health have the right to choose what you do with your life. People that are suffering should have the right to choose life or