Should Physician Assisted Suicide Be Legalized

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We are living in a time when some doctors and lawmakers think the best solution in helping relieve patients suffering is giving them a deadly drug to kill them. Starting between the 17th and 19th century, laws have prohibited physician-assisted suicide. In 1828 the first U.S Statue outlawing physician-assisted suicide was put forth in New York. This issue has been addressed for well over 1000 years, and the majority has always been against the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Today, in 2016, the conflict of physician-assisted suicide is still prevalent. In a world that is constantly evolving and, is overly dedicated to the individual rights of every person, is this battle just another instance of endless demands for more freedoms? …show more content…
Yet the question remains should physician assisted suicide (PAS) be legalized or should it not? That is the question that has yet to have been answered across the board, with conviction and solidarity. Is this a topic that can be resolved without any emotional involvement? Based on the research and data collected, it appears emotions will forever take some part in the context of the argument. However, going forward, a rational and clear mind will be needed to decide this life-changing decision for mankind. Physician-assisted suicide should not be made legal. There must be a reason that for over 1,000 years, only six states and seven countries currently allow PAS. There are three points that will be discussed. First, the legalization of PAS will put certain social groups at risk. Second, it will violate the Hippocratic Oath. Finally, PAS will become a slippery slope if

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