Assisted Suicide

Assisted Suicide - Imagine you have just found out you are...

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Imagine you have just found out you are going to die within three months. Recently the questions have been changed from, ³What am I going to do with the rest of my life?² to ³When should I kill myself?² With painful and crippling diseases such as AIDS and cancer, and Alzheimers along with doctors such as Dr. Kavorkian, , some people are choosing death over life. Doctor assisted suicide has been a very controversial subject in the past few years. Some states such as Oregon have passed laws which allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have less than six months to live. (Hendin 1) Other states have taken the opposite side. I believe that if you are able to reason and think rationally you should decide whether to live or die. If not the people who know you best should make the decision. d If you are ever in a situation where you know you will soon die the choice whether or not to kill yourself should be your own. I believe that doctor-assisted suicide should not be controlled by the government but should be a personal choice based on the individual. Many people could not imagine living in a hospital bed for the remainder of their lives. They would rather die with dignity then live out
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This note was uploaded on 12/19/2010 for the course PHIL 11 taught by Professor Jackman during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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