Persuasive Speech: Euthanasia
2634 WordsMay 1st, 201211 Pages
Title : Euthanasia: To live and let die.
Specific purpose : To persuade my audience that euthanasia should be legalized in Malaysia.
Central idea : Euthanasia is about giving people the right to choose how they want to live and die, saves money in medical bills, and it also stops the person from having a bad quality of life.
Attention getter :
Imagine yourself being unable to walk, unable to see, and can barely breathe let alone speak. Your life was well lived all those years before. You are now in such unbearable pain that you can’t even cry. You can no longer complete simple tasks on your own and there is no way that you…show more content…
Why should they not give us the right to decide if we want to live or not? That should be the first right before all the ones I have mentioned. It is not logical that we can choose in all those other decisions if we cannot first choose to live or die.
It has been argued that for people on life support systems and people with long standing diseases causing much pain and distress, euthanasia is a better choice. It helps in relieving them from pain and misery. In cases like terminal cancers when the patient is in much pain and when people associated with them also are put through a lot of pain and misery, it is much more practical and humane to grant the person his/her wish to end his/her own life in a relatively painless and merciful way.
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iii. Supporting details:
Everyone has the right to choose how they want to live and die. Their decisions lie with them and people hold their own key to life. No one else can decide for you how you live, therefore choices are also made by one, and hence, if one wants to go for euthanasia, it should be granted. He definitely has reasons why he wants to leave the world.
Transition to Main Point 2 :
B. Main-point 2 : Assisted suicide saves money in medical bills
Another reason to support assisted suicide is that medical costs are very high. Today the cost of a hospital room can be as much
Outline for Persuasive Essay on Physician Assisted Suicide
754 WordsAug 2nd, 20134 Pages
Title: Physician Assisted Suicide
Topic: Assisted Suicide
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience on the right to choose your path with P.A.S.
Thesis Statement: Physician Assisted Suicide should be a matter of free will and not just law.
Attention Material: “But it may also be within my power to take a life, this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play God”. (Hippocratic oath)
Thesis Statement: Physician Assisted Suicide should be a matter of free will and not just law. Preview: Today i will first discuss what Physician assisted suicide is. Then, i will discuss why I think it should be…show more content…
III. On the flip side of this coin it could said that there is extenuating circumstances in this situation. A) Doctors take an oath not to do harm and assisting a patient with suicide could be a Violation of their oath. B) According to the “ Journal of Medical Ethics” it may not be that simple to assist with Suicide, some people have violent reactions to the medications and do not die.
IV. Some would say that there are religious issues with suicide, but according to “Clarifying Christianity” the Bible speaks in Exodus (20) verse 1-17 that we should not murder. That is often taken out of context and one cannot simply murder their own self.
V. Death is not easy at all, not for the patient of their family, but it can be more “peaceful” and everyone should have the right to choose their own end when all that lies ahead is needless pain and suffering for an end that is certainly coming.
I. Imagine yourself or a loved one just diagnosed with a terminal debilitating illness. You are given at best six months to live. During those six months your prognosis will turn from bad to worse. You know you will eventually be in an uncontrollable amount of persistent pain. You will eventually lose the ability to feed, dress, or bathe and toilet yourself. Your once very active life will become one