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Physician-assisted suicide should be a legal option for terminally ill patients that is my beleif A perfect example of this statement is the case of forty-one year-old Peter Cinque who was in the terminal stages of diabetes several years ago He was blind had lost both legs and suffered from ulcers and cardiovascular problems as well He was being kept alive by a kidney dialysis machine Then one day he asked his doctors to stop the treatment As a conscious rational adult he had the legal right to determine what should or should not be done to his body But the hospital authorities refused to honor this right until he had been examined by two psychiatrists to test his mental competence After this the hospital obtained a court order that required him to continue with dialysis treatments A few days later Mr Cimque stopped breathing He had suffered from brain damage and was in a coma Only after this and two court hearings in the hospital that he was finally permitted to exercise his constitutional right of self-determination What an unfortunate incident Mr Cinque was forced to prolong his suffering due to a lack of guidelines to ensure the right of self-determination For this reason euthanasia must be legalized in a way that individuals to decide for themselves what should or should not be done to their bodies That is laws must be strengthened and guidelines must be set to ensure the right of euthanasia will not be denied to peoplePhysician assisted suicide presents one of the greatest dilemmas to the medical profession Should someone who is mentally competent but said to be terminally ill be allowed to decide if heshe wants to partake in physician assisted suicide According to the First Amendment of The Constitution of The United States one has the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances The Fourteenth Amendment states The State cannot deprive any person of life
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