Florida Should Legalize Euthanasia Essay, Research Paper
Florida Should Legalize Euthanasia
Florida should legalize euthanasia and I offer the following
plan. The way Florida would legalize euthanasia should be by setting up a set of
professional doctors who could examine all cases in which a person or an ill
patients family request euthanasia due to extreme pain or an incurable disease.
The doctors could examine these people and if they find there is no way other
than the use of machines 24-hours a day to keep these people alive they will
allow the doctor of the patient to assist in suicide or in better terms freeing
an immense pain and agony. The benefits from legalizing euthanasia in Florida
would be the health care spent to keep many of the people who live on machines
from terminally or incurable diseases would be saved, many families would not
have to watch there family member die slowly, and many stories like Sue
Rodriguez’s would never be.
In the first place, health care on people with incurable or
deadly diseases cannot be paid by many people because of no medical insurance
according to Euthanasia questions by the IAETF. The government jumps in and pays
for the treatment and care. This could be replaced in incurable or agonizing
pain situations with the better and cheaper treatment of death.
Next, not all family life is harmonious, and underlying
pathology can often be exacerbated by the stresses of a family member’s terminal
illness bring says an article in Law Medicine & Health Care of 1992. If
euthanasia is legalized the family members of a patient could sleep peacefully
knowing that they have been “mercied” and died easily and with little pain
instead of being kept alive by a machine or dying slowly and painfully from an
Finally, let me tell you a true story from Vess Fast Access TO
Information On Euthanasia, about a 31-year old mother named Sue Rodriguez. Sue
Rodriguez was dying slowly of the incurable Lou Gehrig’s disease. She lived
several years with the knowledge that the disease would one by one waste away
her muscles until the point while still conscious the lack of muscles would
choke her to death. She begged the courts to allow her and her doctor to choose
the moment of her death instead of the inspicable pain of being choked to death.
The court refused to mercy her and she lived in terror every day. Every morning
she would wake up wondering if this is the day she would be choked to death
maybe while her children watch. In February 1994, Sue Rodriguez died. Finally
she may rest in peace after several years of pain. If euthanasia was legalized
it could have saved her the nightmare during those months and years before her
death, given her the confidence to carry on – with the reassurance that when it
got too bad she could rely on a compassionate doctor to follow her wishes at the
To recap, Florida should legalize euthanasia and I offer this
plan. A set of doctors to examine each euthanasia case is a way to legalize
euthanasia with many safe guards for people who do not have to die. The benefits
of the legalization of Euthanasia in Florida would be the amount of money saved
that is spent on keeping incurable patients alive, families of victims could
live peacefully and not go under much stress knowing the victim died peacefully
and not painfully, and how stories like the one of the 31-year old mother Sue
Rodriguez and how she woke up every day wondering if she would choke to death in
front of her children and family because the courts would not allow her and her
doctor to choose the time of death.
To conclude, I ask you to vote affirmatively on if Florida
should legalize euthanasia.
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