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Should Physician Assisted Suicide Be Legal The debate of whether or not assisted suicide should be legal has several different views and the most common are portrayed in the two following summaries First Ernest Van Den Haag who is a psychoanalyst whos works are widely published on political and ethical interests states that terminally ill patients should receive the assistance in the aiding of their death Second Stephen L Carter a professor of Law at Yale University presents the problems that would arise if assisted suicide was a granted constitutional right Does any individual have a right to end ones life on their own terms following are the points at hand Van Den Haag is supportive of assisted suicide because he feels that any person is in control of their own life and should have the power to terminate such life when heshe feels fit First Van Den Haag points out that since the decline of the Christian faith the power to control ones life has become more visible Thus comes Van Den Haags thought of ownership he states that since we are now the owners of ourselves we hold the power to dispose of what we own as we feel fit In turn we should also be able to control the duration of life Secondly he brings the thought that no person should have to live against their own will The author paints a picture with his words of a fit young male obsessed with a German philosopher who decides to commit suicide but before he can he is in a terrible accident leaving him paralyzed in a hospital Although his situation is terminal it is however incurable Van Den Haag states that society can not stop an able person from committing suicide but it can infringe on a disabled persons right to end life His third argument discuses how the decision would be made to end a persons life if the patient was
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