Physician Assisted Death Persuasive Speech

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When I was little I remember my father speaking of his mother. She died when he was young, so he did not know much about her, except she was in excruciating pain the last year of her life. She had cervical cancer. My best friend’s mother dealt with a similar illness, and the last six months of her life brought on so much agonizing pain; for her and the immediate family. My friend often says he wished he was not around for the end. He cannot see his mother any other way. My Aunt recently passed away due to lung cancer. She attempted suicide twice, because of the pain she endured. Each endeavor was unsuccessful, and she died months later as a vacuous shell, stripped away and unfamiliar to us. The last months she was not my Aunt, but a person …show more content…
There should be no law averting such a decision, but religious groups and our own government find it unethical and in violation of the sanctity of human life. So, why is it viewed negatively by so many in our country? An online article gave a cogent notion against the practice of physician-assisted death, “The Saddam regime, Communists, Nazis, and others have shown us that human life is to some, nothing more than a science experiment or political resource. The thing that elevates Western society above others, generally speaking, is the value we put on each and every life.” (balancedpolitics.org) America’s want and ability to save good face for the public eye is not a good enough reason. The United States is outlawing human freedom; which undermines the constitution. Stephen Hawking was announced by ProCon.org that he was pro-PAD in a statement he released on the website, “I think those who have a terminal illness and are in great pain should have the right to choose to end their lives and those that help them should be free from prosecution. We don’t let animals suffer, so why humans?”

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