Should a person be assisted in suicide if they are terminally ill? This is a question
that raises much controversy, some feel it is justifiable while others feel it is wrong
any way it is looked at. Should a person have to suffer through an unbearable disease?
only to pass away in the end? These are some questions that doctors are trying to
determine if it is a reasonable case. Many people feel that death is something that should
occur naturally and without aid. I feel people should have the right to assisted suicide
if that individual has no chance of survival.
The only state as of right now is Oregon, which permits assisted suicide to be
carried out. All the other states have yet to allow this form of suicide as a means to
avoid major pain in a terminally ill person. Assisted suicide was first brought up to
help people from enduring too much pain due to illness.
Terminally people include
those with inoperable cancers and diseases which cause a person to suffer a great deal.
Some of these people have little to no chance of recovering, all they are waiting for is the
day when they will pass. These statements were taken from the book Last Rights: The
Struggle Over the Right to Die. These people are only waiting and enduring painful
procedures to help slow the spread of the disease. That is absolutely no way for a
person to live, they have no life and nothing to live for.
The problem is quite extensive, because many people are terminally ill and have
no way of receiving any kind of aid or assistance. These people are living with daily pain
and can only pray that the day will come when it will end their suffering.