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The Nature of Dying with Honor In the ancient days when a person became so ill that every inch of their body throbbed in agonizing pain and every breath they took drained energy from their soul they would come to a decision for someone to help them die with respect and honor Kings queens princes nobles and even common farmers would exit the world by no natural means but by means of self inflicted death If life got too unbearable and if they were suffering from a slow painful death they would tell their families that they wanted to die and the family would arrange for a simple end to their pain This is called Euthanasia It has been practiced since the dawn of time and is still in use today The past cultures saw it as a way to die a dignified death but for some strange reason the society of today sees it as a bad historical habit which needs to be broken Many societal groups have treasured the event of death they have seen it as a celebration and to go through that celebration with pain and emotional trauma is something that not desired for such a time Martin Dr Kevorkian has been practicing medicine in the United States for over twenty years He has many well-earned credentials to back up his practice yet he is one of the most controversial doctors of the twentieth century America has seemed to have given up the time honored tradition of a respectable death Dr Kevorkian is just helping terminally ill patients achieve their last wish which is ending their pain that the earthly life has subjected them too Caplan They find that with assisted suicide they can end the pain for themselves and their family who has watched them suffered Kevorkian has been put on trial many times in several states but was never had to serve a sentence because
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