Should Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide Be Legal Essay

1816 Words Oct 31st, 2012 8 Pages
Should Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide be Legal? One day while interning at the Animal Clinic of Bay Ridge I witnessed something so cruel. This middle-aged shiatsu was dropped off at the animal clinic. Mind you, the owners didn’t even bother to come in the room with the dog. As I played with the dog until he would be “putdown” I wondered why in the world someone would put such a lovely dog down is unimaginable. Despite being sorry for the dog I feel euthanizing both animals and human should be legal with exceptions. For instance, if an animal or human is really sick and cannot stand the pain or is in a vegetated state I believe it is okay to euthanize. If the reason is that you don’t have enough money to nurture and take …show more content…
Then her husband files for her feeding tube to be removed. He claims his wife stated to him a few months before her incident that she wanted him to never let her live by any “artificial means”. Shouldn’t her wishes be recognized? I believe that if you’re not able to decide on how you want to live and control your own life, why live it? Then there’s another side. Her parents did not want her feeding tubes to be removed … they still believed that their daughter was still conscious and she would want to live no matter what. Also growing up in a devout catholic home they believed that “ if it has any life – there’s hope”. Many times assisted suicide is used because a patient has a strong pain that they do not want to live with. That is a big debate among euthanasia case now. Pain management is a huge improvement in this day and age it can be controlled and eliminated. Such illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia and arthritis promote chronic pain. Such diseases do not need to be an immediate death sentence. Pain management can help really improve someone’s pain. Also a big problem with euthanasia is it gives a person to have physical control over another human being. It allows family, friends, spouses and doctors a right to take someone’s life. Should people have the right to take another’s life? Continuing with the case of Terri it was said to be suspected that her husband after suing the doctors for apparently not diagnosing her problem in time after

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