WHY ASSISTED SUICIDE NEEDS TO BE LEGALIZED IN EVERY STATE
(Opinion)

09/13/2017

Society takes on a bizarre approach when it comes to assisted suicide, The best Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is that if an individual does not wish to be on this planet, they should be allowed to consent to a mercy kill. They should be allowed to be in control of the very life they had, since they didn’t ask to be a part of this world to begin with. They should have that human right. That single right, that ultimate right to live or to die, illness or not. They should be able to hold the keys of their lives in their hands and consent to this freedom. It’s the only control for some.

The process should be documented and recorded for legal reasons and documents should be created into consent forms. The Individual should of course be allowed to be nullified at the request of the individual will to end their lives. They should be given fully comfortable and a respectful transition into death.

Recently, California legalized Assisted Suicide under the supervision of a physician. California’s end-of-life law has made the lives of the terminally ill less painless, as it gives them the option of a mercy death instead of an agonizing end to their life.

“We do feel it is a quantum leap in the right direction, but it has not been easy to use the law here. It is complicated and difficult to find doctors, hospitals and hospices that will participate, and it’s difficult for many to pay for the medications,” -Faye Girsh, founder and president of the Hemlock Society of San Diego

In Vermont, Assisted Suicide was a law in 2015 following a 10 year campaign for it’s legalization. The law was instantly implemented and would put the power of their lives in the hands of a physician. This would be vital for those who have no other options in life and would like to end their suffering. The physician must be a Doctor with a medical license to practice. According to the Dignity Act: “The Vermont law is very similar to the Oregon and Washington Death with Dignity Acts in offering end-of-life options with strong safeguards against abuse.”

https://www.deathwithdignity.org/states/vermont/

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