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Euthanasia, Why You Should End Your Life in Peace.

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 08:16 AM
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Resting in peace.

Euthanasia is the process of peacefully ending the life of a terminally-ill person. This process should be legalised for people who have been suffering in pain for extensive periods of time. If a person wants to end their life with family and friends, they should be allowed to, rather then perhaps dying suddenly with no-one around. The issue of Euthanasia has been around for almost a century, when in 1906 the American state of Ohio drafted a bill allowing the legal suicide of terminally-ill patients. Whilst this bill was ultimately unsuccessful, it paved the way for many societies and legislation to be introduced, including a Worldwide Euthanasia society, founded in London in 1935. After a period of being illegal around the world, there was then a spur of interest in the issue again. California made the process legal within its state and the nation of the Netherlands also making it legal in its nation in 1984, which it has kept to this day. Columbia and Japan are the only other countries to have legislation to allow Euthanasia. Many people travel to these places to conclude their life legally. Patients should be able to end their life in a painless environment with family and friends. These people are very selfless as well; their passing would allow these hospital beds to become available for patients who have a chance of recovering and living a normal life. The final choice is the decision of the sufferer, it is their body and they should have the final say on what happens to them.

There are many reasons why Euthanasia should become a legal and accepted procedure. Patients who choose to take this course of action suffer diseases ranging from AIDS to ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease). These diseases basically render most sufferers immobile and leave these people in unbelievable pain. It would much easier for them to end this pain, in the presence of their family and friends. Their final moments...


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  1. Great essay on euthanasia and PAS
    • Apr 25, 2010 - Evaluator: (cadpro78)
    • I am doing research for a paper I'll be writing on the social issue of euthanasia and think you have some good points concerning this topics. Your paper's viewpoint seems to be in line with the way I am going to write my report on this subject. Do you mind me asking where you got some of your sources from? Thanks. Happy writing!