Velasquez, Renz Evans T.
Euthanasia or Physician-assisted suicide
Should Euthanasia or Physician-assisted suicide be legalized
1. It provides a way to relieve extreme pain.
• Euthanasia helps to lessen the pain of ill-patients. By these the sufferings of the ill-person may be ended easily without making them feel the severe pain. It may provide them with a sense of empowerment in the face of being powerless against the progression of a chronic, perhaps fatal, disease. It can also relieve some of the guilt and shame they may be feeling as they require increasing amounts of time and resources from relatives, especially if estranged over years. A central theme includes a person’s quality of life. Legalizing euthanasia would help alleviate suffering of terminally ill patients. It would be inhuman and unfair to make them endure the unbearable pain.
In case of individuals suffering from incurable diseases or in conditions where effective treatment wouldn’t affect their quality of life; they should be given the liberty to choose induced death.
2. Freedom of Choice at the end of Life
• I believe that no government entity should insist on a particular course of death, and that depriving individuals of either choice or dignity in this process is wrong. I believe that euthanasia should be legalized because the suffering from the symptoms of an illness, and often the side effects of medication damage the quality of peoples’ lives. I believe that technology often overshadows humanity in the fight to save lives. I believe that a person has a right to personal dignity in death. As MartinLuther King said on the eve of his assassination, no one is truly free to live until one is free to die. I would like to give you a couple of definitions: Euthanasia is defined as, the deliberate ending of life of a person suffering from an incurable disease....