Imagine youu have just found out you are going to die within three months.
Recently the questions have been changed form, 'What am I going to do with the rest
of my life?' to 'When should I kill myself'? With painful and crippling diseases such as
AIDS and cancer, and Alzheimers along with doctors such as Dr. Kavorkian, some
people are choosing death over life. Doctor assisted suicide has been a very
controversial subject in the past few years. Some states such as Oregon have passed
laws which allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to patients who have less then six
months to live.(Henin 1) Other state have taken the opposite side. I believe that if
you are able to reason and think rationally you should decide whether to live or dir. If
not the people who know you best should make the decision.
If you are ever in a situation where you now you wil soon die the choice
whether or not to kill youself should be your own.
I believe that doctorassisted suicide should
not be controlled by the government, but should be apersonal choice
based on the individual. Many people could not imagine living in a hospital bed for
the remainder of their lives. They would rather die with dignity than live out the rest of
their lives depandant on others. The government thinks that they know what is best for the people.
If everyone is an individuall, how can the government know what is best for
everyone. I feel that people shold make up thir own minds about what is best for
them. Joshua Haney worote an article on assisted suicide. He says, 'Everyday we make choices that decide
our fate and future. We choose where we work, what we eat and drink, etc. This is...