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Assisted Suicide

Walking through the corridors of any hospital would show one several things.There would be people healing, hurting, dying, and coping with all sorts of problems.Even though some of them may share the same misfortunes, they are separated into two categories: those who are still fighting for their lives and those who have given up.To those who have given up, the thought of suicide always arises because one no longer has the desire to deal with a problem and they just want out.There may be a man whose withered and shaky hands can not even hold a cup for a drink of water which aides him in choking down the never ending line of pills he must take every day to keep his body from completely breaking down, or maybe there is a teenage girl who battles with not only the cancer that is eating at her from the inside, but also deals with the radiation and chemotherapy that is supposed to be curing her but only drains her more.If one were to look at these cases, one may say that suicide would be the easiest path to take.They might say that someone should help the suffering permanently and aid him or her in their death.After all, "No decent human being would allow an animal to suffer without putting it out of its misery.It is only to human beings that human beings are so cruel as to allow them to live on in pain, in hopelessness, in living death, without moving a muscle to help them."-Isaac Asimov (Tada, 56).Although some say it is the best path for those who are elderly or terminally ill, assisted suicide should not be allowed because it is the same as murder.
When one finds out that they have a terminal illness, there are several realities and decisions they must face.Thefirst reality is that there is nothing they can do about their situation and theirfirst decision is whether to fight and make the most of the time they have left or just give up and take "the easy way out".They face emotional and phys…

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