Physician assisted suicide or euthanasia should be a right granted to all citizens who are suffering from a degenerative, painful, or fatal condition that would cause them to be unable to enjoy life says Nicole Smith. What people don't understand is exactly how people feel when they ask for a mercy killing, they are in a tremendous amount of pain, and it costs a lot of money to keep them artificially alive.
This article gives us 11 reasons why doctor assited suicide is a good thing. For example cuts down on costs, allows the patient to die with dignity, donated organs can help save lives, etc.
"Classifying a group as legally eligible to be killed violates equality before the law." Ryan T. Anderson tells us in his Physician-Assisted Suicide Is Always Wrong. Ryan T. Anderson claims that physician assited suicide "endangers the weak and vulnerable, corrupts the practice of medicine and the doctor patient relationship, compromises family relationsips, and above all breaks the doctors hipocratic oath.(I will keep the sick from harm and injustice, I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who askes for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.)” When a patient asks for physiscian assisted suicide the docor prescribes a deadly drug that the patient has to take themselves.
According to Dr. Matthew R. Kenny , phisician assisted suicide is a way of picking on the weak. Not only does it not provide the best care for the patient in need it also crosses many "political, legal, and religious boundaries." So what do we do instead? Dr. Matthew R. Kenny thinks that "We promote human dignity and a sense of meaning and purpose." Kenny sayse we make them feel comfortable and fight whatever they have aggresively until they die.
Euthanasia means to take a deliberate action with the express intention of ending a life to relieve intractable (persistent, unstoppable) suffering. Christian Nordqvist tells us that those opposing argue that euthanasia goes against the doctors Hippocratic Oath, ("To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his/her death.") They wonder if the patient is mentally stable, what if the patient recovers, does their religion go against it, etc... Christian Nordqvist also tells us those who support mercy killings claim that it's the patients choice (only the patient knows what they're are really going through), it helps save rescources for those who have a chance of survival, and we already do it to our pets when we put them down, etc...
Elizabeth Aguilera says thar physicians who oppose doctor assisted suicide point to the Hippocratic Oath and the aphorism "Do no harm," they claim it's a cry for help not an actual death wish. Elizabeth Aguilera also says that those who oppose also wonder how the drug (SB 128) will be used in the future for people to end their lives even if they don't "need it." Those who support it say helping a suffering person die would not violate the oath, it would be putting someone out of their missery who knows that they don't have a chance.
Stephanie Packer's debilitating illnesses leave her in a lot of pain. But she is opposed to a California bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide. Stephanie feels that "death is a peaceful thing that should come naturally." Though some days she lives in a lot of pain and feels fatigued, she gets to wake up and see her family every morning.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian was a pro physician assisted suicide activist. He did it illegally in his own state for a while and got arrested. When he got out of jail Kevorkian did physician assisted suicide in states that were legal. He voiced his very strong opinion about it but was not open to other people's opinion.
Josh Sanburn tells us in How Terri Schiavo Shaped the Right-to-Die Movement, about a woman who was severely impared after "colapsing from cardiac arrest." She was left a vegetable (brain dead.) While her "husband knew that she wouldn't want to live like this and attempted to get the feeding tube removed, her parents argued to keep her on life support." George W. Bush signed "Terri's Law" in 2003 allowing the doctors to remove her tube. She was kept alive but brain dead for 10 years before this law was passed.