The Ethical Case Of Brittany Maynard's Death With Dignity Law?
Euthanasia to be a controversial problem because there seem to be no grey area, no concrete right or wrong and continues to be a highly debatable topic. I believe the Death with Dignity laws is effective in the states that have it and should be become a law in all states. Death with Dignity laws enables and insure the rights of terminally ill patients to hasten their death. I also believe the law is effective because it gives terminally ill patients a choice. Perhaps many of these patients do not want to burden family members with their declining health, suffering and agony. According to the Death with Dignity website, the top three concerns terminally ill patients convey to their doctors when requesting medication was dealing with wanting control over their final days (Death with Dignity, 2014). Patients want to take back control over an illness that has controlled them for so long. Perhaps terminally ill patients who chose Death with Dignity are trying to claim their lives from an illness that robbed them of life. If people have the right to abort a pregnancy due to complications or simply because the pregnancy is unwanted, then a terminally ill person should have the right to end their agony. Why should one termination be frowned upon more than the others? By enacting the Death with Dignity law in every state, individuals are given a sense of control of their lives; furthermore, it gives them assurance that their love ones will not have to witness them