Should Euthanasia Be Legalized? Essay

1296 Words Dec 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Once people decide to end their lives they have giving up. They give up on fighting for themselves and others that love them. At times they may not even be in the right state of mind when they make these decisions. When people know that they have a terminal illness they tend to go through depression. They think that they have nothing else to live for, but it is just a stage that they are going through. There are certain factors that are dangerous and lead people to end their lives. There are people that want euthanasia to be legalized but they do not understand the consequences that come with that legalization. Once euthanasia is legalized vulnerable patients could be talked into suicide, doctors could take that decision for them; euthanasia should not be an easy way out to get rid of a patient’s pain. One of the main reasons that people want to legalize euthanasia is to free the patient from pain. “I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the chance to end their lives and those who help them should be free of prosecution” (euthanasiaprocon.org). They want the patient to have a dignified death and choose how they want their life to end. A person could go into a vegetative state where they cannot think for themselves or live the life they used to live. They are now trapped in a body without being able to do anything. Being in a vegetative state cause a lot of pain to the patient. Their muscles tighten and they get pressure sores(). They…

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