Right to Die (Euthanasia)
Why would doctors break the hippocratic oath for suicide?
Pros and cons of physician assisted suicide
- without assistance, people may commit suicide in a horrible,messy way
- health care costs can be reduced
- the patient will be put out of their misery
- the patients can die with dignity
- vital organs can be saved and used for others who need them
- it will be breaking the law
- you'll be killing yourself and possibly getting the helper arrested
- your family and friends will lose you
- it could lead to more and more people commiting suicide
- if anything goes wrong you'll end up dead or even more depressed. IT'S A LOSE-LOSE
the picture says; Thou shalt not kill and under it it says; MAN'S AMENDMENT exceptions made for Euthanasia.
this woman was prescribed deadly drugs by 10 doctors and went out with this sign in front of their offices
5.3% of the U.S. population (10,000,000 people) have suicidal thoughts every day.
U.S. suicide ratings
SALT LAKE CITY — About one in 15 Utah adults seriously considered suicide in the past year, the highest rate in the nation, according to a new report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found 6.8 percent of Utahns age 18 and older had suicidal thoughts based on data from the 2008-2009 National Survey of Drug Use and Health. Georgia had the lowest rate in the country at 2.1 percent, or 1 in 50 adults.
Albania was one of the first european nations to legalize euthanasia in 1999.
The netherlands legalized euthanasia in the early 21st century.
switzerland legalized euthanasia in the early 21st century
The authors thoughts
Personally, I think suicide is wrong but if someone is helping them kill themselves, then they better be going down with them because that is breaking the hippocratic oath and it is just plain wrong. I just don't understand why people would kill others especially if they didn't want to die because in my vocabulary book, that's murder. Even if they want to die, there are hundreds of suicide hotlines around the world and i'm pretty sure they can talk to you about why you need to live. (the one in the bio is real)
Jackowski, Rosemarie. "Patients Who Lack Hope Need Advocates, Not Suicide Help." The Right to Die. Ed. Tamara Thompson. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2014. At Issue. Rpt. from "Assisted Suicide Is Not the Answer." VTDigger.org. 2013. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.