The Freedom Of Life Choices: The Importance Of Euthanasia

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The world is unfortunately filled with pain and suffering. Present diseases, a lot of which there is still no cure for, make people’s lives intolerable, and can rip from them the sense of life and give a strong want for life to end. Even in this modern day with so many technological advancements and advancements in medicine, sometimes the possibility to save people’s lives or to relieve their pains are not available. Euthanasia is of current importance, as of now only a few states have legalized physician-assisted suicide. These include Washington, Vermont, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, and California. Over the last few decades euthanasia has been the talking point of a lot of controversy. Scientists, doctors, and politicians have discussed …show more content…
We, who are the individuals that have the life choices, should have the right to stop living if we feel in our opinion that the pain is too much to bear. One of the big questions in this debate is how can the courts regulate one’s right to choose death over pain? If you think about it, these restrictions and regulations are hindering and impairing a conscious, competent person from using their freedom of choice that is stated in the Constitution. In my opinion, if the courts would separate the church and state, this whole debate would not be happening, or at the very least not on the scale that it is now. Certain religious leaders feel that physician-assisted suicide is unethical, simply because of their teachings. But at the same time, these individuals making judgment and speaking for others are not the ones to have to suffer through all the …show more content…
The decision should be taken over by the relatives at that point. In these types of situations, it can be obvious that the patient is likely to die and has little to no chance of survival. Even so, the relatives have to make sure they provide all of the necessary medicines and pay for the hospital visit. This type of process can exhaust the relative’s state of mind and their savings. Some families will even spend their last dollar on treatments that will not save their loved

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