Why Is Life Worth Living Essay

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Imagine a loved one battling with stage four cancer. The cancer is not responding to any type of treatment, and your loved one will never leave the hospital. Your loved one requires twenty-four-hour care, is confined to a wheelchair or bed, unable to feed themselves, clothe, or bathe themselves, and has difficulty communicating. Ask yourself, is life worth living in this situation? Many patients would rather end the suffering and pain. For many human beings, the value of life is commonly linked to the quality of living, and life below a certain quality is no longer worth living (“Right to Die”). A possible option your loved one could have is physician assisted suicide. Physician assisted suicide is a voluntary termination of someone’s own …show more content…
The person should get to choose if it’s still worth living. New York State Representative, Amy Paulin, stated “If I am terminally ill, I should be able to choose to end my life calmly, peacefully and in a dignified way, at a time and in a setting I choose where those surround me I love” (“Take Action”). Many of us can agree with this statement. The statement is saying everyone has certain expectations in life and if it goes below that certain point life is no longer worth living (“Right to Die”). Example, before you got sick you could do anything you desire and now you cannot do anything on your own. You can no longer walk or go anywhere, losing your freedom. The simple day to day activities become impossible, Stripping you of your right of freedom. You feel less of a human being and more of a burden to the people around you. Is life still worth …show more content…
Of those 20.3 million victims 591,699 have already lost their battle ("Cancer”). Cancer is a long tough battle for both the individual and the family. Most of these individuals want to spend their final days in peace and comfort, surrounded by loved ones. Physician assisted suicide can be an option for this individual to make the dying process a little easier. The passing away of a family member is never an easy thing. Physician assisted suicide can help end the suffering of your loved one. Physician assisted suicide takes away the feeling of helplessness that burdens the family and caregivers. Families may disagree about the choice of physician assisted suicide in the beginning, but eventually they will provide help, support, and understand ("FAQs - Death With Dignity"). You can plan the time and matter of the death, where everyone is available to say their good byes and make your loved one feel most comfortable. A study was done in Orogen which stated that many of the induvials who wanted to invoke their right to die stated that they were unable to enjoy day to day activities and were concerned about finical cost (“Right to

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