Do you think assisted suicide should be illigal or legal?
Imagine being a person with a disease that has no cure? Would you be the kind of person to suffer through it? Or be the person who would want their suffering to end?
Defenition of Assisted Suicide:
- the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, effected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose.
Assisted suicide is when someone with an incurable disease is medically put to death with the use of euthanasia. There are several types of Euthanasia including, Active, Passive, Voluntary, Involuntary, Self-administered, Assisted, and many more. The 4 most common methods used are; Active, Passive, Voluntary, and Involuntary. Active euthanasia is “killing a patient by active means, for example, injecting a patient with a lethal dose of a drug.” Passive euthanasia is “intentionally letting a patient die by withholding artificial life support such as a ventilator or feeding tube.” Voluntary euthanasia is used “with the consent of the patient.” Involuntary euthanasia is used “without the consent of the patient for example, if the patient is unconscious and his or her wishes are unknown.”
There are very few states that allow Medically - Assisted Suicide. In 2019, There were only 9 out of 50 US states that have decided that Assisted suicide should be legal. In 2022, 9 states (CA, CO, HI, ME, NJ, NM, OR, VT, and WA) and DC legalized physician - assisted suicide via a legislation. Only 1 state (MT) has legal physician-assisted suicide via court ruling. There are currentally 0 Federal Laws that contain anything about euthanasia and assisted suicide. These kinds of laws are left up and handled at state level.
Personally, I think that assisted suicide should be legal. If I were to be a person that had a disease that had no cure, I would not want to suffer if I didnt need to.
Extra Info: If you are interested to see a timelines and charts of different states laws on PAS (Physican-Assisted Suicide) visit theses links:
Do you think that it should be illigal or legal?
If you had an incurable disease would you want to be euthanized?