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  • Date Submitted: 12/15/2012 10:46 AM
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Around the world today, the number for terminally ill have reached millions and is continuing to increase due to many political, emotional, physical   and environmental issues. Thousands out of the millions are unable to walk around or move physically or are mentally unstable. They all want a way out, a way that can bring about inner peace and freedom from the daily hassles and burdens of life. For many the only way out is death however, some cannot achieve such inner peace on their own. Assistance is required and that is where the controversial issue of assisted suicide comes in to play. Assisted suicide, also known as euthanasia, is the process of painlessly helping a terminally ill person to die. It is made illegal in most countries around the world, including Canada. Generally, this process is performed by lethal injections that quietly bring death over an individual. Despite the given definition, people still try to identify it as one of the two; mercy killing or manslaughter.   Along with cons, there are multiple numbers of pros for assisted suicide a few being; savings on government funding, a safer path to death, and an end to suffering. I believe that people should be given the opportunity to control their own lives, they should be given a chance to end their day to day pain if they are terminally ill or mentally unstable.

    Over a year, the government spends thousands of dollars on patients in need including the disabled and terminally ill.   That is something to be proud of as a citizen of this country however,   does that money go to any use if the patient is suffering day to day despite the given care and attention. Some of these patients would achieve more peace in death than they do living in their current conditions. If such a patient wanted to end their life to end such suffering it would be a less of a burden on themselves. The government’s money that is of no use to them would go to someone who wants to live and needs the opportunity to better...


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