Legalizing Euthanasia

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Legalizing Euthanasia

Imagine waking up and seeing yourself lying in an uncomfortable hospital bed with crying family members around you. You see that there is a long cord connected to your heart. You try really hard to move, but you are too weak to get up. Would you want one of your family members to decide for you to no longer live or do you want the decision to live? In situations like the one I just described is when euthanasia comes into play.

Euthanasia is also known as assisted suicides. This technique is usually used to put to rest people who are incurably sick. Terminally sick patients, who have about 12 months to live and are in a healthy mental state, should be able to choose if they want keep on living, or end the pain and suffering in that moment. Euthanasia should be legalized in the United States because of three things.

First of all, it puts an end to the suffering of a human life. Second, it lets the family's of the patients be at peace, and finally doctors do not go to jail just for helping another person move on.

Yes, it is a sin to commit suicide or take the life of another. However, doing the procedure will end a very painful and unbearable last few months to live. Furthermore, people should have the right to be able to make a decision like this one, because at the end of the day it is their life. A person has the right to life, why not death? These are two topics that are debated everyday in some form or another. Death is something that we all will face, it is certain. There is no miracle cure to fix it.

When dealing with their families, this will...