Assisted Suicide Vs Choice.

Essay by CherryFizWizUniversity, Bachelor's September 2006

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Have you ever seen someone you love want to die? I have. With painful, cell destroying, incurable diseases, more and more people are making the decision to choose death over life. Assisted suicide is one of the most controversial issues to ever have existed, and having the "Choice" is possibly the one thing I would give up my personal time for. I believe that if you are able to reason and think rationally you should decide whether to live or die. Not have anyone else decide for you!

If the situation arises where you know you will soon die the choice whether or not to kill yourself should be your own. I believe that doctor assisted suicide should not be controlled by the government, but should be a personal 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 dependant on others. "If we must die, O let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed in vain." (5-7) The government thinks that they know what is best for the people. If everyone is an individual, how can the government know what is best for everyone? People should make up their own minds about what is best for them. What rights will they take away next, that make it easier for "them" and harder for the rest?

One problem people face when they are seriously ill is the lack of money. There always seems to be just one more bill waiting to be paid. Patients need money to buy prescription drugs, pay for the doctor appointments, tests, and in some cases lengthy hospital stays. Some insurance companies will refuse to pay...