And On That Note..

Death is not a topic of interest for most. It is a topic that people often dance around as it can be emotionally taxing and overall just a scary concept to wrap our heads around. But the truth is, we need to talk about it. Many people can recall a loved one, a friend, or someone they know that had been diagnosed with a terminally ill sickness. That is one of the main reasons we collectively decided on this topic as each of us had a na_scotus_1005_bw_3a_t440personal connection to someone in our lives who had battled such a similar situation. The goal is the blog was to think about death in the logical way, by proving exactly why people should have the right to dictate there own lives through euthanasia. Though a few states have successfully legalized euthanasia and many are on a righteous path in doing so, the is still a lot of work to be done in order to prove the necessity of this concept throughout our society.

Throughout the weeks, we have refuted arguments agains euthanasia. For example, opposing advocates have stated that euthanasia may give doctors too much power, could lead to irreversible changes to society, violate religious practices, could hinder the patient’s recovery, or give people a chance to abuse this privilege for an easy way out. Yet, we have proven all of these notions to be completely wrong, through not only credible sources and researchers but also real life cases.

For one, euthanasia does not give doctors too much power as patients have complete control and say in the whatever they decide to do. In reality, the whole point of euthanasia is to give the PATIENT the power to make their own decisions. Though people may have opposing religious views but as proven through the constitution, religion is not seen as invalid through physician_assisted_suicidethe our rights. Further, it does not hinder the patient’s recovery as the majority of these patients are terminally ill or suffering from an illness that will leave them in misery for the rest of their lives.

The main argument,however, is rather simple, its my body so why is someone telling me what to do with it? When we are born, we are given rights and given the opportunity to make our own decisions, so why should our choice to die be any different? This argument can be exemplified with the innumerable cases of terminally patients, including famous figures like Brittany Maynard. [Check out our post about her here!) She, and many others, show exactly why euthanasia should be legal as they would rather die then endure the pain and suffering they would by living. Also, euthanasia is widely practice illegally, therefore, it legalization will only help dismiss the difficult and unnecessary use of the judicial and prison system. Lastly, we exemplified the benefits of euthanasia economically as it will dramatically cut screen_shot_2016-02-09_at_4-21-10_pmmedicare costs along with giving the patients what they deserve.

All of these arguments serve the exemplify the necessity of euthanasia in American society. It’s success among other countries is extremely prevalent and should serve as a model to the United States. Our group will continue to spread awareness of this topic but for now we are signing off! Thank you for reading and if would like to get involved and help get the word out, click the links below!

I’m not afraid of being dead. I’m just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.” –Pamela Bone

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Compassion and Choices

 

The Greek Root

column-exercises-e1347912878986.jpgFor any My Big Fat Greek Wedding watchers, you know that the root of everyone word is greek. Oddly enough, euthanasia comparatively has the same. The word euthanasia in greek is ευθανασία which directly translates to eu (good) and thanatosis (death) to ultimately mean good death or mercy killing. Ending someone’s life in a painless way. If the ancient greeks support our argument, why doesn’t everyone?

What’s the Difference?

A usual misconception: Physician-assisted suicide is NOT the same as euthanasia! 

Although both terms involve using lethal medications to deliberately end a terminally-ill patient’s life, the major differentiating factor is who exactly is administering the medication. In physician-assisted suicide, the patient themselves need to self-administer the medication but the patient ultimately decided when and if they will ingest it. On the other hand, with euthanasia, the physician plays a large, more active role in the process in carrying out the patients request. Now you know!

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Introduction to Euthanasia

Almost everyone in the world can say that they know someone personally who has suffered through an illness or have been a victim themselves. This is due to the fact that there is such a range of health issues amongst the human race, that people endure suffering and pain in different forms of illness on a daily basis. Though, specific disease may be or turn to into their terminal stage where the subject must lose their sense of life and battle pain daily, only to know that there is no happy ending. So, should these people be relieved of this suffering and be given the option to opt out of this final painful ending to life? This question have been debated and scrutinized for many years by many different people from two different stances. Some believe assisted-suicide is immoral and taking away God’s right to handle human life as others believe the individual should be in charge of making their decision for their own body. As a group, we collectively support euthanasia and believe in its legalization. We will examine studies and utilize key factors in this debate to support the notion that people should be in charge of their life and when to end it.