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Euthanasia: The Right to Die

College Writing


Euthanasia: The Right to Die

Thesis: Euthanasia should be legalized so, if we ever have a

loved one that is suffering and death is certain,

that we have the choice to ease their pain if they


I. Introduction

A. Examples showing why euthanasia is

receiving national attention.

B. A summary of reasons offered by those opposed

to euthanasia is given.

C. A summary of reasons offered by those in favor

of euthanasia is given.

D. Transition into my argument.

II. Body

A. A person has the right to die with dignity.

B. Everything should not be done to prolong life

if the patient does not want it.

C. Doctors are not always responsible to do

everything they can to save somebody.

D. Refute the argument that euthanasia is


III. Conclusion

A. Thoughts on freedom people have.

B. A quote to end with.

'A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to

sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well

as useless to resist.'

-Steward Alsop, Stay of Execution

Euthanasia has become an issue of increasing attention

because of Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicides. As of

October 21 Kevorkian has assisted in nineteen suicides.

Because of the increasing number of suicides in Michigan,

Gov. Engler signed an anti-suicide law in late February that

made doctor-assisted suicides a felony. During the 21-month

trial period of the new law anyone assisting in a suicide

can be sentenced to up to four years in prison and fined

more than $2,000 (Reuters, 1993).

With the passing of this law I thought that most people

would be against the right-to-die, not so. In...