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Assisted Suicide Why it Should be Legal Rachel Lyndon Our society has adopted many rules that they think should apply to all the masses One rule that our society has adopted with a few notable exceptions in cases of war and capital punishment is that is that its wrong to take a life This rule helps ensure personal security interpersonal trust and social stability The rule is so important some people say that to change it at all even for the most humane reasons would do irreparable harm Is this a logical empathetic way of looking at Euthanasia Its just the opposite Anyone who is suffering and in physical pain should be allowed to end their life if they are in a competent and sane state of mind Assisted suicide or euthanasia is banned in most parts of the United States while in other parts such as Oregon the law is being appealed Refusing to provide the means of death does a patient serious harm and ignores individual right to relieve suffering In 1981 California native 55 year old Clarence Herbert suffered a paralyzing heart attack and slipped into a coma after a surgery His condition was hopeless so at the familys request and the patients prior wishes doctors Robert J Nedjl and Neil L Barber disconnected his life support Herbert died six days later The doctors were charged with murder but in 1983 an appeals court dismissed the charges These doctors were simply removing life support to give Mr Herbert some dignity while dying Clarence Herbert and others like him should be allowed to end their lives if they are anguishing over incurable pain or have permanently lost mobility andor consciousness Other examples are patients
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