The Controversy of Euthanasia (assisted suicide)

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The Controversy of Euthanasia

"Nancy Crick, a 69 year-old grandmother who believed that she was dying of cancer, committed suicide in front of 21 family and friends. Two days after Nancy Crick's suicide, the pathologist who examined Nancy could find no visual trace of cancer in her body although there was evidence of previous cancers"(Steel32). This brings up the question: Is assisted suicide and euthanasia really what needs to be done? Some people will say yes and some people will say no. Euthanasia has been a key argument in society. It is one of those controversies that really can't be solved. As long as people want to die, and there are people willing to help them, there really isn't going to be a solution to solving the debate. The practice of euthanasia should be stopped because it's murder, suicide, and a bad message to younger generations. Granted, that some people are in so much pain and suffering that they think assisted suicide is the only way to end it.

There are medicines and doctors that can help ease the pain or just make it go away. This paper will discuss the different views on euthanasia and assisted suicide.

When people think of euthanasia they think of it as being just a suicide matter. A case where people just want to die because they are going to die anyway, right? May be, but in the opening paragraph we learned that people do not really know if they are going to die or not. Some people consider euthanasia a form of a pain killer, and it is. If a person was in so much pain that they just wanted somebody to kill them to get rid of it, then the pain would be gone. Or, it could be a...