Event Title

Assisted Suicide

Location

CSU 284A

Start Date

4-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Accounting and Business Law, Marketing and International Business

Student's College

Business

Mentor's Name

Vicki Luoma

Mentor's Department

Accounting and Business Law

Mentor's College

Business

Description

Everyone has their own beliefs, and supporters of legislation legalizing assisted suicide claim that all persons have a moral right to choose freely what they will do with their lives as long as they inflict no harm on others. This right of free choice includes the right to end one's life when chosen. There are many who want to die, but whose disease, handicap, or condition renders them unable to end their lives in a dignified manner.

When such people ask for assistance in exercising their right to die, their wishes should be respected. The debate lingers on whether to legalize assisted suicide. Committing assisted suicide is the most empathetic and moral option for individuals who are in constant state of pain and/or near death. Many would argue that people in this much pain or suffering are not in the right state of mind to make this decision. The fact is, if there is not a significant chance that a person is going to recover from their illness they should have the choice to end their suffering. We will look up Laws from countries and states that allow assisted suicide and see how they were able to enact these laws through the legal system as to prove it‘s‘ legality.

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Apr 4th, 9:00 AM Apr 4th, 10:30 AM

Assisted Suicide

CSU 284A

Everyone has their own beliefs, and supporters of legislation legalizing assisted suicide claim that all persons have a moral right to choose freely what they will do with their lives as long as they inflict no harm on others. This right of free choice includes the right to end one's life when chosen. There are many who want to die, but whose disease, handicap, or condition renders them unable to end their lives in a dignified manner.

When such people ask for assistance in exercising their right to die, their wishes should be respected. The debate lingers on whether to legalize assisted suicide. Committing assisted suicide is the most empathetic and moral option for individuals who are in constant state of pain and/or near death. Many would argue that people in this much pain or suffering are not in the right state of mind to make this decision. The fact is, if there is not a significant chance that a person is going to recover from their illness they should have the choice to end their suffering. We will look up Laws from countries and states that allow assisted suicide and see how they were able to enact these laws through the legal system as to prove it‘s‘ legality.

Recommended Citation

Quittem, Joshua; Adnan Rafiq; Julian Ramirez; and Jacklyn Rasmussen. "Assisted Suicide." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-03/3