We Deserve the Right to Die
by nathalie.coronado on September 11, 2013 - 11:41pm
When people think about death, they often get scared. Scared of what? Of the unknown, of what is waiting for them once they will have taken their last breath away. However, when one is willing to die because he or she has had enough suffering from their illness, can we deny them the right to die with dignity?
In the link below, we can see that some states in the United States of America have already taken measures so that terminally ill patients can get the choice to die or stay alive. Among them are the states of Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The act, which states this right, clearly says that in order to make this decision, one must be either permanently or terminally ill.
However, patients consider that ending one’s life and committing suicide cannot be considered the same. They will even say that it is pejorative and dishonorable for ill patients to say so. Given the fact that both of them come to the same end, are suicide and ending one’s life the same?