Research Paper

The Gift of Life
The amount of care put into a life does not compare to worldly materials. The gift of life cannot be given, but can be taken away. Every living species is unique in every way. A severely handicapped or terminally ill person should have the right to choose to live or die. The right to choose to live or die should not only be a right allocated for bodied individuals of sound mind but for all human beings. Euthanasia is controversial issue which focuses on the morals, values and beliefs of our society. Euthanasia literally defined means “good death”. There are two types of euthanasia, active and passive. Active euthanasia is the intentional killing of a person by medical personnel either by a lethal injection or by denying ordinary means of survival. The act of euthanasia called “passive euthanasia” is committed by denying or with holding ordinary medical care to a patient. Currently, under United States’ law euthanasia is legal. It comes to be seen as practice for those whose “quality of life” is judged by themselves as worthless. A living will should be made when the patient is of lucid mind. In the United States, living will as legally binding document is one of the first necessary step required in legalization of euthanasia and the recognition of one’s right to their own life. Every person has the right to choose to live or die due to the right of choice. If a person is suffering while living, the being should have the capability to rest in peace. A doctor’s role is to save a life, but the death of one life can save many by the preserved organs. Assisting suicide should stay legal in the United States because of the right of choice, helps doctors to save many lives rather one alone, and mostly it prevents a tragic death of a patient.
Many patients lose control of the function of their arms and or legs and become completed dependent. The question then becomes, “When does ones quality of life reaches such a low level of life then becomes not...