The Problem Of Making Suicide For The Terminally Ill Essay

1365 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
Survival is one of the foundations of any society in which any group of organisms lives. From the dawn of social behavior in animals, the preservation of life and our well-being has been at the forefront of a population’s goals. This is because this method of survival works. We kept one another alive because we all wanted to stay alive. We treated each other with the dignity with which we wanted to be treated. However, we have come to a point beyond using only the base instincts we have to keep individuals alive for the sake of them living, regardless of the quality of the life. Ethics, reason, and care can now extend beyond surviving and into thriving and, ultimately, dying. We must now make the decision to let others decide for themselves what we would want to decide for ourselves. Euthanasia solves the problem of making suicide for the terminally ill in tight situations. Should it be an act of God or an effect of our mortality? If you were in an irreversible state or had a terminal illness, how would you want to spend your last days? Who would you want to dictate how you lived your last moments: a political leader, congressman, family member, or yourself? It is this line of reasoning that demands the United States government legalize voluntary euthanasia.
Euthanasia is a subject split among Americans due to religion, morals, and many more factors that help us reason and come to a consensus. Euthanasia “…in modern society…has come to mean a death free of any anxiety and…

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