Assisted Suicide: Should it be Legal?
Posted November 18, 2009on:
Assisted suicide is a big debate in the medical world. It is an issue close to many peoples hearts. Every year sadly to say, thousands of people are diagnosed with terminal illnesses. At some stage, these illnesses become virtually intolerable and painful for the patient. At this stage, not only is the patient suffering but the family is also suffering. Many patients have asked doctors for assisted suicide; around 57% of doctors have admitted to being asked to assist patients in suicide. Because it is illegal, not only does this put the doctor in a difficult position it makes the patient feel uneasy. Many patients with terminal illnesses want to stop the pain and suffering that they are going through. I think that people should have the right to decide wether they want to live or not when they are in extreme pain. It is a tough call in which both sides of the argument cannot win.