Should Euthanasia Be Legal? Essay

1771 Words May 10th, 2016 8 Pages
The “Right to Die” is this a choice or is this a choice that society should be allowed to make? The controversy over someone choosing to end their life when dealing with a terminal illness with a physician’s help is the rights of the patient and not the right of society to choose. People who are dealing with terminal illness should have a choice to die or not with their doctor’s help. In a physician-assistant suicide the doctor prescribes the medication that will end a patient’s life, but the patient has to be able to take the medication which will result in death.
Euthanasia is when the doctor gives the patient the medication, which will end the patient’s life. “Euthanasia opposers argue that if we embrace ‘the right to death with dignity’, people with incurable and debilitating illnesses will be disposed from our civilized society” (Math & Chaturvedi, 2012, p.899-902). People who are dealing with an incurable and debilitating illness are capable of making the choice to die. Especially, when there is no cure and the end results is the person will end up suffering with debilitating pain. This allows people the freedom to die in control and with dignity. Physician-assistant suicide and euthanasia both result in death for the patient and it is the patient’s choice to die. Brittany Maynard chose to end her life after learning that she had terminal brain cancer. This is not a decision that is made lightly. Brittany discussed this with her family and chose to die with the…

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