1 Katlyn Grant Amy Hall English 3 13 February 2020 Assisted Suicide A patient who has less than six months to live wants to end their suffering by asking assistance from a doctor. Should the patient have their wish granted or denied? The right-to-die law, commonly known as assisted suicide, has been a controversial topic throughout the entire world. The right to die law is a law that allows people who are believed to have a low quality of life or are bound to die to have the right to assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is considered assisted suicide when a terminally ill patient facing death does the final act but takes a lethal drug prescribed by a doctor. There is also another form of assisted suicide called physician- assisted suicide/euthanasia which has the same concept of assisted suicide. However, the physician performs the last act requested by the patient if the patient is unable to do it themselves. So this raises the question, should someone who is terminally ill that is expected to die soon end their suffering by going through with the right to die law or not? In many cases, assisted suicide is wrong for moral reasons however someone who is expected to die should have the choice of whether they should end their suffering or not. Throughout the US and other countries around the world, assisted suicide has been a sensitive controversial topic. Assisted suicide is legal in 8 states in the US and 7 countries around the world including the United States. Someone who is terminally ill does not have to go with assisted suicide however many people do not want to suffer from their illness or have a painful
2 death so they feel like assisted suicide is the best option. This was even brought to the Supreme
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