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Over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer each year, causing death in more

than half of them over the same period of time. (Lieberson). According to studies

done on the pain and suffering of 988 terminally ill patients from 6 randomly selected

U.S. sites,   496 (50%) terminally ill patients reported moderate or severe pain from the

mid stages of their illness. In the last stages of their illness, over 250 of those 496

patients, reported severe and unbearable   pain.( Dept. of Clinical Bioethics )  

    We as Americans offer out our hand to help other nations who suffer, regularly. We

assist these nations with armed forces, financial aid, medical needs, food, etc. in order to

keep them from suffering. But when it comes to the American people’s right not to suffer,

we deny them. We deny terminally ill Americans the right to end their suffering. We

force them to live out their life in physical torment. We deny them the right to die with

dignity. We as Americans are kinder to animals when it comes to this issue.   If our

beloved pet is suffering, we euthanize them out of love and with the aspect it’s the

humane thing to do.  

    Terminally ill patients rights have been in question for decades. Patients seeking relief

from the suffering of the illness is looked upon by society as taboo. The word suicide,

places a negative aspect to the topic of one wanting to be released from the pain and

suffering they are enduring from their illness. Patients rights to not endure the treatments,

medications, loss of mobility, loss of bodily functions, loss of coherent   thought process

are being gravely ignored. We as Americans need to step up and start treating these

people with the common respect and care we express to a stray dogs on the street, that is


    Many people view medically assisted suicide as a way for Americans to start murdering the elderly for financial gain or...


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