Right to die
by Guillermo Martinez on June 16, 2013 - 11:57pm
From my perspective, our society is full of unjustified taboos. People base their opinions on their values and their knowledge, hence taking away other people’s control on their lives. In fact, the government can go as far as taking away from a citizen his right to choose either his life is worth living or not. I, from my knowledge, think that life is sacred and worth living. However, I, and must of lawmakers and population, have not experienced an extremely painful or insignificant state of health preventing us from living our lives as we intend to. Although the assisted suicide could be seen as murder, it is primordial in order to satisfy a paralyzed patient’s need. Therefore, the choice of whether to live or not should be at the discretion of the experimented people and not based on our poor and ignorant judgments.
Is ignoring people’s pain reasonable or selfish?