Write an argumentative style 5 page paper on why you think physician assisted suicide for terminally ill patients should be allowed and why it is morally right.
The case against physician assisted suicide also known as euthanasia has become more complicated and time consuming to figure out, merely, because it clashes between two important values: The respect for an individual’s right to decision and the respect to life. Pro Euthanasia advocates for giving priority to autonomy while anti-Euthanasia advocates to right to life and respect to life in general. There are several debates on-going towards the same. ‘mercy killing’ is considered a criminal homicide, or homicide committed by a request from a patient according to the West's Encyclopedia of American Law. Is Euthanasia justified? Some condone the act due to some religious and moral factors. At the same time some think it is justified because of the compassion, and respect felt for patients who are terminally ill and in their last stages for example.