Argumentative Essay: The Legalization Of Assisted Suicide

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Assisted suicide lets a person be able to control his or her own future, allowing them to die when and where they feel best. Assisted suicide, or also known as euthanasia, which comes from the Greek word meaning “easy death”, has been seen in many court cases around the United States with supporters attempting to have euthanasia legalized. Oregon is central state where euthanasia supporters are because it was the first state to legalize assisted suicide. On the other hand, assisted suicide could be negative because people who do not necessarily need the practice could take advantage of the practice and use it in a way that it is not intended to be used. Even with those who do get accepted to be able to die by their terms with assisted suicide, some do back out which shows just how hard the thinking process behind this type of decision is. Assisted suicide should be a legal option for people who do need and or want it. Pro-assisted suicide groups have been attempting to legalize euthanasia for many years and many different states. California is seen as the all-mighty prize with legalizing assisted suicide …show more content…
This is because when they face the reality of them dying, they become scared and don’t want to go through with it. “It would allow each person the freedom to control the time, place, and circumstance of his or her death” (Issitt 3). Someone who is terminally ill and is going to die sees death as inevitable and instead of letting the disease kill them they want to be able to die in their own way and letting their family remember them as the person they were before the suffering started. And because of the long evaluation you must go through to be able to be accepted into an assisted suicide treatment, the thinking of what people want to do can change from wanting to do it, to not wanting to do it, and vice

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