There are a lot of debates on the idea of Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and Euthanasia. Some people argue that in some cases one might procure an assisted suicide. The advocates of these points have often argued that in the situation that one is under so much pain it might be good to secure assisted suicide. They say that instead of living a person to undergo so much pain as a reason for the sickness that they are experiencing, it might be better if these individuals just such a procedure (Wells). However, there is also the counterargument that no one has the right to take the life of a person despite the circumstances. The individual might be undergoing pain, but it is not the role of the individual physician or the family to decide whether a person should live or not. Despite the various arguments on the issue, I do not think that PAS or Euthanasia should be a consideration that anyone should take. My view of these issues is that they are both sins (Sullivan and Taylor).
My argument again PAS or euthanasia is that allowing these issues to permeate the society especially for a mental condition would mean that the culture is accepting that some suicides area okay. Therefore, allowing the idea of such a form of suicide to permeate society is a way of using double standards. Besides, it would also be leading to a mixed message regarding youth suicide. Therefore my argument, in this case, is that there is no justification for taking one’s life or even one being allowed to make their lives. There might be a situation where one is quite sick, but that does not offer room for such a law to be entranced in the society.
Wells, Frey, and Cataldo, Euthanasia. Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health (2013).
Sullivan and Taylor. “The Ethical Landscape of Assisted Suicide: A Balanced Analysis,” Ethics and Medicine (2018)