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Stop the pain
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English 1104 - Summer
June 16th, 2010
Stop the Pain
Should people who are terminally ill, endure tremendous amounts of pain and suffer helplessly in a hospital bed be given the choice end their own life? I feel they should. But how can someone assist a terminally ill person in taking their life and not risk going to jail for it? This provokes the controversial and moral debate of legalization of P.A.D. (Physician Assisted Death) and the act of euthanasia in America. Should people who are terminally ill have a choice to end their terminal illness early?
Be aware, there is a difference between P.A.D. and euthanasia. P.A.D. involves a second party, a physician, who gives the patient access to drugs and directs the person on how to take his or her own life. Euthanasia on the other hand, is a physician whom intravenously administers lethal doses of a drug. Due to the homicidal attachment to euthanasia, it is illegal in every state. For instance, a doctor following a terminally ill patient's plea to end their suffering gives the patient a lethal injection; he or she will most likely be
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