Death and Euthanasia

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Thesis statement: Physician assisted suicide, or euthanasia, should be a right that is given to a terminally ill patient.

Physician assisted suicide, or euthanasia, is an extremely controversial subject that has been a topic of debate for quite some time now. When people hear the words physician assisted suicide or euthanasia they tend to have a quick reaction. Society should really think about what euthanasia is and how helpful it could be. If people were to put themselves in patient's shoes that have HIV, terminal cancer or leukemia, or AIDS they would probably think a lot differently. A common term used in the media today, "the right to die" is in fact a right that we all have. It is not illegal to commit suicide. For most people, their life is in there hands, they are choosing every second whether to live or die. There are patients that are too weak to commit suicide themselves or they would. This is why these people want euthanasia; because they can't do it themselves.

Euthanasia should be a right that is given to a terminally ill patient. There are many people who are suffering from terminal illnesses such as: cancer, leukemia, HIV, and AIDS. There is hope for a lot of these people; but for some there is no hope, we all know there life is coming to an end. For these people, euthanasia would be the answer to their prayers.

Euthanasia should be a legal procedure with many regulations. Not everyone should be able to have this procedure. The first regulation would be that the patient is dying from an illness that cannot be cured. The second regulation would be that there is no hope for any recovery; basically, a "miracle" would have to happen. The third regulation would be that the patient has consciously and actively asked for the procedure more than one time over a period of time. This should not be a procedure that is granted immediately it should be well thought out by the patient and the doctor. If the doctor...