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One of the main advantages of the media is that information is easily accessible. A few clicks allow us to be exposed to different stories from all around the world. This is why we mostly get all our knowledge from the media now. All of this information can be used to help us construct our own opinion on a multitude of issues. Therefore, the media has the important role to inform us correctly and to present all of the nuances when giving us information on any subject. However, often times the media tends to focus on the “wow factor” more than anything else.

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  When it comes to issues concerning the sanctity of life, many conflicting opinions arise. Embryonic stem cell research, for instance, is not accepted by everyone. While some people believe that this type of research is necessary because it can lead to saving lives and alleviating suffering, others think that the use of embryonic stem cells does not respect human life.  

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                The Supreme Court of Canada, in a unanimous decision, lifted the ban on assisted suicide for patients who are mentally competent to take decisions on their future. The decision was quite a surprise as the court changed its mind from a previous judgement contrasting their current approach. The ruling came after two women went in court in order to reverse the current law, which would enable them to die earlier and peacefully from their degenerative disease.

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Source: Harris, Elizabeth. "Connecticut Teenager With Cancer Loses Court Fight to Refuse Chemotherapy." The New York Times 9 Jan. 2015. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. .

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