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People Should Have the Right to End Their Lives

Article about freedom for someone to end their life.

It is believed that a person who wishes to die should have that right to choose if he wants to live or not, and that is what most of the population thinks, including the very person writing this. If a sick person is forced to lived, but suffers like no one could endure, she should have the right to say it is enough and end her pain and suffering. Also, since everyone’s lives are their own, the freedom of choice should not even be questioned here. These are the reasons why all of the planet should have the right to end their lives as they wish.

First of all, ending the pain that people suffer with no way of saving them should be considered as the prime reason why the freedom to live or die should be given to the sick people. Indeed, not only would it be good on a human way, because then people would not be left to suffer months and months before finally dying, but it would also be good financially, because hospitals could use the money saved from keeping these people that want to die alive and use it for research or to buy better equipment. On top of that, no one wants to die, so for those that would want to, it can be assumed they are really suffering, and have the right to suffer no more.

Furthermore, it can be said that people lives should not be regulated by anything. Everyone lives is their own, it is their property, and they should have the right to do whatever they wish with it, whether it’s good or bad in the eyes of society. If someone wants to cut his hair, or have plastic surgery, no one will oppose that, why does someone who wants to die have to face opposition? Freedom of choice should be for everything, and that includes the right to die.

In conclusion, while people will always oppose the fact that everyone has a right to die, only the good points really stand out. Indeed, not only will it save money for the healthcare system, but it will save the people suffering from actually having to endure pain for a long time before finally dying a slow death. Add to that the simple fact that freedom of choice should also include freedom to choose to die or live, and you’ve got solid arguments that continues and will continue to support the right for people to end their lives.

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  1. Bozak

    On November 16, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Why should the right to die only be given to those that are physically suffering? Emotional suffering is much worse, If an unwanted child can be aborted, why should an unwanted life not be allowed to be ended.
    There are many benefits… The unwanted life being ended no longer uses resources (food, water, etc.) that would be better used on the good people in life. Less smog, less hate, etc.
    Of course, the government should not be involved in deciding which people are not worth being allowed to live, it should be the choice of the unwanted life.
    Unlike abortion, this is really the “choice” of the person whose life is being ended. Let the losers of life end their punishment. Why would people want the losers of life to be forced to live out their life, just for the fun of watching people suffer? And for the naive/ignorant to think that the losers aren’t suffering, please get a clue. We suffer much longer than someone afflicted with a deadly disease/medical condition.

  2. Chad Tucker

    On November 18, 2008 at 7:10 am

    I liked the article but a little difficult to read. Make headers by putting a name on new paragraphs and bolding it, sounds dumb but it makes it look smaller to the reader so they are more ab to read the article, It was well done though, nice:)

  3. Hey Bozak

    On November 20, 2008 at 2:23 am

    Dear Commenter #1,

    I don’t understand what you’re whining and wailing about: anyone who wishes to end their own life of emotional suffering is perfectly free to do so under the law, because no one can be arrested or imprisoned after successfully perpetrating an act of suicide. Well, I’ve heard that in some countries you can still be arrested after that, but it’s not like you’ll have to suffer the criminal sentence.


    Common Sense

  4. Zoelle

    On April 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    All have rights to live a full healthy life.

    And if these rights of a healthy life are breached or not fulfilled, I beleive that those people not living to the fullest they can, they should also have the right to end their life.

  5. Bibu

    On April 28, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Really good

  6. jona

    On April 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    i think this website is really helpful

  7. life is life

    On May 19, 2009 at 3:27 am

    how do you noooooo that there is no way of saving them?
    I know people that have been in comas for months and months which have come out of them.
    How would you like to be looking down from heaven because you are a waist of time and money?
    were do you draw the line on human rights? humans have the right of abortion but that’s a HUMAN (gasp) baby then it is their right to decide if they want to die but they can’t say it, soooo now they don’t have human rights?
    Were do you draw the line?

    Sincerely, we are are own worst enemy

  8. J-Rooke

    On October 31, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Although I agree with this person, I say that this argument was WEAK! Too many holes. Others could argue against you in the sense that deranged people or mentally handicap ones cannot posses the mental capability to understand or know thats going on in the case of death. The same thing with drugs. Certain drugs make you do dumb things and sometimes, yes, it even gets to the point of killing themselves. Society has this false sense that death is the worst thing possible…that we should do everything we can to prolong a life, but never look at it in the aspect of prolonging suffering. I can guarantee that if any of the nay-sayers (life is life, you sound so ignorant) actually watched someone suffer, or even heard them for that fact, they would have a different opinon. Life is life, have someone looking into your eyes begging you to kill them because their disease that’s eating away at their body is so bad that your strongest drugs does nothing to alleviate them, and tell me that you’d still choose to do everything you can to keep that person alive. You’d eat those words you posted. As far as being a waste of time and money…how would you like your doctor to use the last pace-maker they have on a person that has a 10% survival chance, yet you have a 80% survival chance with that pace-maker, however, the other guy gets it. Hmmmmm…

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