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Physician Assisted Auicide & Death with Dignity Laws

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Started: 11/3/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alex1075

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Please respond if you wish to have a healthy logical debate. I look forward to hearing your opposing arguments.

Webster defines Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) as "suicide by a patient facilitated by means or information (as a drug prescription or indication of the lethal dosage) provided by a physician who is aware of how the patient intends to use such means or information."
My stance is that like other controversial topics such as the death penalty or legalization of marijuana the decision to legalize PAS should be left up to individual state. Each state should have the right to make PAS legal, however I do not believe in a federal statute that forced states to allow it would be the right thing. It is not right to completely take away the right for a terminal patient to end their suffering and choose to end their own life before a painful illness does. Three states have already legalized PAS with the Death with Dignity Act, (Washington, Oregon, and Vermont) and Montana has decided that there is nothing in its current legislation that forbids it, thus giving doctors the freedom to carry out the final wish of these patients who have made the decision that they want to die in there own way.
isaachatton123

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Life is precious gift from nature. killing yourself violates the law of nature. Therefore, PAS must not legalize.
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