The Death With Dignity Law Essay

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On November 1, 2014 Brittany Maynard was prescribed lethal medication that would not only terminate her battle with stage four glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.It would also end her life entirely. At the age of 29, Brittany was a newlywed and described as adventurous and ironically full of life. Although death is widely feared and most accompanied with pain and sorrow, Brittany decided she would die with dignity. Moving from California to Oregon, she was able to pick the day she wanted to die. By taking advantage of Oregon’s “Death with Dignity Law” also related to Euthanasia.
Euthanasia stimulates from the Greek words Eu- meaning good and Thanasi- death “good death” or “gentle and easy death”. “What we would term euthanasia, has been both practiced and condemned by various cultures and civilizations since time immemorial” (A general history of euthanasia, 2011, p. 1). The researcher discovered that in 15th -17th century Sir Thomas More was the first Christian to agree with euthanasia, as long as they asked for it and the doctor never offered it to them. The patient had to be terminally ill and suffering from extreme pain. Most Christians did not agree, they believed that it was god who can give and take life. They thought that euthanism was a form of suicide, just with assistance of support. Hens the secondary term for euthanasia “assistant suicide”. By the 19th century euthanasia become more popular. Death occurs in levels or out of nowhere, who is to say…

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