Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Allowed?Paper Rating: Word Count: 2565 Approx Pages: 10
Life is like a racing track, but the only different thing about it, is that you never know when it ends, and this makes it a mystery. Everybody knows that life is supposed to end someday, but how, no one will ever know. It is human nature to question about and fear the end of the road. Don't you ever wonder how, when, and where you are going to die? It is necessary for everyone to understand the meaning of death, how it affects people, and what people have done to prevent it or to produce it. One factor that leads to death is euthanasia or assisted suicide. If a person with a terminal illness is suffering unbearable pain and wishes to end his or her life, is it wrong to help? That is why euthanasia, a term that originally meant only good death, but in modern society it has come to mean a death free of any anxiety and pain, was often brought about through the use of medication. Most recently, it has come to mean mercy killing, deliberately putting an end to someone's life in order to spare the individual's suffering (Michael Manning. Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide 1). This has been one of the most debated and controversial subject of this decade. It is right or wrong? Moral or immoral? Murder or mercy? In my opinion, euthanasia should be allowed.
There are several types of euthanasia. The first is voluntary euthanasia and it is when a person volunteers to be killed. Many people suffering from deadly diseases such as AIDS, and some cancers volunteer to die rather than take the pain. The second type is involuntary euthanasia. Involuntary euthanasia is when the person killed does not give permission or is unable to give permission for people to end their life. Usually, family members decide whether the patient should live or die, not the patient himself. For example, a person in a coma is unable to choose whether he or she wants to live or die. Therefore, his or her parents can take off the plug and allow him or her to die