This week in my class we are talking about assisted suicide and if it is ethical or not. Because of my experiences I don’t’ think that anyone should be told that they can not take there lives if they are diagnosed with a terminal illness. I have seen too many people hurt by these illnesses that you can live with for years. I have seen my grandparents forget who their children and grandchildren are and they have no memory of there life. Is that how we want to put our loved ones though, what kind of life is that.
Of course I’m not saying that everyone who goes though this needs to have assisted suicide, just people who want it, either by being able to tell a doctor that if it gets to the point where they can not be an physically and mentally active human being then they would like to have assistance in dying. I also do not think that anyone else should have a say in it as you never know about some family members, they may want the person to die because of money or property.
Of course this is all my opinion, and most of it is based on my experience. One thing we have run across in this class is people who are opposed to this because of religion. I use to be that way, but things change and I don’t believe that the government should make a law based on religious beliefs as we are a country with free religion. I do respect the believes of people due to religion or experiences, I just don’t think that we should be telling people what they can and can not do to there own body and with there own life.
What do you think?