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Physician Assisted Suicide: Is it good or bad? There are many people in this world that approve of the use of physicians to help one achieve death, and on the other hand there are many people that disapprove of this sort of thing. The main pros to this subject are not having to suffer more than one needs to and the right to die if they wish to. The cons to this very debated issue are that it could get out of hand or that there might be cures for the problem that are discovered while they are still living, and the pain that the family members and friends of the sick person have to deal with when that person is gone.

Some argue that, the idea of someone suffering horribly and not being able to do anything about it, is just not right. They say that people should not have to deal with pain of an illness if they do not want to and there is no cure for it.

They argue that idea that a person has the right to choose to die if they so wish to do so. If a person is on their death bed and they are suffering and are only alive because all of the machines that give life support, they should be able to decide if they want to keep trying or to end it right there.

There is a big influence from the idea of quality of life versus quantity of life. This means that a person might have hit that point where the quality of their life will never achieve higher standing. They will just be living and not be happy or anything. Many people think that it is better to live a short happy life than a long...