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Different Styles of Euthanasia

There are many heated arguments based on choice today, one being should homosexuals be allowed to wed, or should women have the choice to get an abortion and giving people the choice to assisted suicide. I will be showcasing euthanasia in this paper and why I believe that in some cases the patient should have the opportunity to do what they want with their life. The word euthanasia is defined as the intentional termination of life by another at the explicit request of the person who dies. There is only one definition of the issue, but there are many different styles of euthanasia. There is passive euthanasia, active euthanasia, physician assisted euthanasia, and involuntary euthanasia. To provide a little background, assisted suicide has been plaguing the courtrooms during the past decade. It is illegal in every state, but Oregon, but it is not specifically mentioned in North Carolina, Utah, or Wyoming's constitutions. There are many organizations that are fighting for !

each side, pro-life and pro-choice. Dr. Jack Kevorkian is most probably the most famous of all assisting physicians, he has been sentenced with second degree murder and has been to court many times and is behind bars right now fighting for pro-choice today. I personally am pro-choice. I know there are many people who claim they need to die because of deep depression, but there are also those who are terminally ill and have intractable pain and have lost their will to live because of the monotonous pain. These people deserve the choice to say if they can die or not. It is their life. I will be arguing the issue of people having the choice to be able to ask for assisted suicide in certain cases and will summarize and respond to opposing views as well as showing reasons and evidence to support my point of view.

There are many organizations that promote pro-life, or in other words are against the legalization of assisted suicide, and claim that this will g... Continues...

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