The Right to Die

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Amanda Rougeaux
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The Right to Die Everyone has the right to control the healthcare they receive, completely and totally. Now, if this statement were really true, should that not also include ones right to choose death over terminal suffering? Although human euthanasia is a tender subject for many people, an assisted dying law would not result in more deaths but is an economically beneficial practice that would create a better quality of life and care for patients, and ultimately will result in fewer people suffering. The opinion about an assisted suicide law is divided into roughly two groups; those who find it unethical and those who argue it would give patients a chance to die with dignity. Although many think that assisted death will start down a slippery slope to a ‘Purge’ like situation. I strongly believe that strict guidelines could prevent such. Through clear strategies and procedures, as a country, we can create a method to allow doctors in assisting terminally ill patients with death. Modern medicine has made leaps and bounds in the recent years past ensuring patients better care and longer lives. Though, in certain situations those longer lives turn into torture.
There are two types of human euthanasia, passive and non-aggressive, one of which is already used today. Passive euthanasia is when doctors terminate life-support when a patient is

Rougeaux 2 considered brain dead. Although doctors can passively euthanize a patient to alleviate suffering while they are brain dead, the application of non-aggressive euthanasia is constantly debated. Non-aggressive euthanasia, commonly known as assisted suicide, is where terminally ill patients make the decision to end their life instead of going on hospice. Hospice is end-of-life care for terminally ill patients after they have undergone chemotherapy to make them…...

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