Essay about Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

1226 Words Jan 20th, 2016 5 Pages
Euthanasia, also known as doctor assisted suicide, and whether or not if it should be legalized is a very controversial. Euthanasia essentially is permission for doctors to end the lives of terminally ill people to end that pain. It being a very debatable topic some may argue that if there is no positive signs in sight then rather the patient suffer; end it. On the other hand is is arguable that life is valuable so live it through completely, and doctors being given the option of ending live devalues life. Personally, I believe under the right circumstances euthanasia is acceptable, especially if the victim of the suffering is asking to put an end to it as well.
Those who argue for euthanasia tend to believe that doctor-assisted suicide will be better for everyone in the long run. The most common argue is that it is for their benefit, so the patient no longer has to sit there and suffer as they slowly die. Instead, they can leave pain free, and with dignity (Balanced Politics, 2012). Patients who are for doctor-assisted suicide believe that they have the right to decide whether or not they want to live. With this option they can leave the world with a decent memory, instead of withering away from the person they used to be. Another argument is that instead of taking care of someone with no signs of healing, doctors, nurses, and medical attention can go to someone who needs it more. As lot of Canadians agree with euthanasia, as stated in “Majority of Canadians support…

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